Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Elizabeth and George Smith

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Titles Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Elizabeth and George Smith
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: George Smith is Ojibwe and grew up near Itasca State Park. Elizabeth Smith was employed in the Wegmanns' home and store. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: The general topic was their experiences working in and around the park. George shared personal background, talked about collecting pulpwood near the park and about "Iron Spring". Elizabeth shared personal information; her initial contact with the park; working at Wegmann's; Mrs. Wegmann; her duties; reason for leaving; Lange store and post office; duties; contact with people in the park; general reflections. COMMENTS ON INTERVIEW: George Smith's interview is about five minutes. Elizabeth Smith's interview fills the remaining time.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
12 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 80 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Smith, Elizabeth L.
Interviewee: Smith, Reverend George Alvin
Interviewer: Rieger, Amy K.
Made in: Bemidji, Beltrami County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Itasca State Park
Dates Creation: 08/05/1993
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 102 (Library Call Number)
AV2003.42.21 (Accession Number)
More Info MNHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Itasca State Park Oral History Project'


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