Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Peggy Mattice

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Titles Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Peggy Mattice
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Peggy Mattice was born in 1903 in Eveleth, Minnesota. She ran a bar and brothel in Craigville, Minnesota. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Brief comments on early life and working in a Twin Cities emporium; moving to Craigville and working in a bar; when lumberjacks would come into town; prostitution; all of the money being spent when lumberjacks come to town; myths about the rough and tumble lumberjack towns; breaking the law; why the girls got into prostitution; stories about running a bar in Craigville; the slow decline of the city of Craigville; the types of lumberjacks that came into town; lumberjacks who marry the girls; getting the girls to Craigville; the town of Virginia, Minnesota; buying and selling alcohol during prohibition; her relationship with Baby Face Nelson; other small towns around Craigville.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
28 pages transcript
1 sound disc
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:28:54 running time
Creation Interviewer: Esse, John
Interviewee: Mattice, Peggy
Dates Creation: 07/08/1975
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 142 (Library Call Number)
AV2012.1.32 (Accession Number)
More Info MNHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Forest History Oral History Project'


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