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Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Minnesota Native American Interviews: Interview with Ernest Olson
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Ernest Olson was born in 1927 in Duluth, Minnesota. He attended high school in Grand Marais, Minnesota and eventually went on to study at Utah State Agricultural College. He enlisted when the war was ending and participated in the American occupation of Germany. Upon returning home, Olson worked as a fisherman, electronics repairman, and construction contractor. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Growing up during the Great Depression; being exposed to the Civilian Conservation Corps [CCC] and Works Progress Administration [WPA]; attending Utah State Agricultural College; basic training in Texas; the dropping of the atomic bombs; occupying Berlin and southern Germany; working on a fishing boat; getting married and having children; working as an electronics repairman; advances in technology: color television; working for the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe as a construction contractor; working for the Radisson Inn in Grand Portage.
3 hours sound cassettes
49 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Interviewee: Olson, Ernest
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)
AV2008.31.8 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Minnesota Native American Interviews'