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Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: The Home Front in Western Minnesota: Interview with Ruth Storlie Rosten
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Ruth Storlie Rosten was born in Spring Grove, Minnesota in 1894. Her parents were native-born Americans who farmed in this small southern Minnesota community. Her husband died of cancer in 1939 leaving her with three sons. The two eldest sons entered service in 1939. Her youngest son was left to farm the family's 117 acres until he was able to purchase the farm. Ruth was retired at the time of the interview. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Farming during the Great Depression and war; repurchasing her farm; death of her husband; rural credit and how it works; farming with her 14-year old son; burden of being a service man's mother; problems with rationing; attending auxiliary meetings; farm organizations; scrap drive and bond sales.
1 hour sound cassettes
18 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
60 minutes length
Interviewee: Rosten, Ruth Storlie
Interviewer: Ripley, David
Made in: Glenwood, Pope County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 111 (Library Call Number)
AV2007.25.7 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: The Home Front in Western Minnesota'