Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: The Home Front in Western Minnesota: Interview with William P. Larkin

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Titles Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: The Home Front in Western Minnesota: Interview with William P. Larkin
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: William P. Larkin was born on a farm south of Graceville, Minnesota in 1898. When he was a year old he moved with his parents to Graceville where his father was the sheriff for many years. Larkin graduated from high school and then from St. Mary's Academy in 1916. He ran a trucking business for many years, working for private individuals and the government. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Life during the war in Graceville; parades; rallies; war bond drives; victory gardens; canning classes; rationing; the affect of gas and tire rationing on him and other town residents; people's reaction to scrap and tire drives; celebration when the war ended.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassettes
12 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 32 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Larkin, William P.
Interviewer: Wiese, Tami
Made in: Graceville, Big Stone County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 08/19/1980
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 111 (Library Call Number)
AV2007.25.4 (Accession Number)
More Info MNHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: The Home Front in Western Minnesota'

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