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Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Minnesota Native American Interviews: Interview with William N. Amyotte
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: William N. Amyotte was born in 1922 in Colvill, Minnesota. He attended school in Grand Marais and joined the Civilian Conservation Corps [CCC] before graduating. After leaving the CCC, Amyotte enlisted in the Army and completed basic training at Fort Snelling. He was sent to Alaska where he spent the war years. After the war he married, worked for General Mills, and raised a family. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Attending school in Grand Marais; life in a CCC camp; enlisting in the army; basic training at Fort Snelling and working in the mess hall; being stationed in Alaska; injuring his hand and spending time in an army hospital; working at a military defense plant; hearing about the dropping of the atomic bomb; using the GI Bill to attend cooking school; getting married and starting his career at General Mills; becoming involved in flour mill unions on a national level; his platform as union president; overall reflections on his service.
2 hours sound cassettes
61 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Interviewee: Amyotte, William
Interviewer: White, Karissa
Interviewer: Horrigan, Brian
Made in: Grand Portage, Cook County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 118 (Library Call Number)
AV2008.31.1 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Minnesota Native American Interviews'