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Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: The Home Front in Western Minnesota: Interview with William P. Larkin
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.
1 hour sound cassettes
12 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
32 minutes length
Interviewee: Larkin, William P.
Interviewer: Wiese, Tami
Made in: Graceville, Big Stone County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 111 (Library Call Number)
AV2007.25.4 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: The Home Front in Western Minnesota'