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Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Alice Olson and Bergit Anderson
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Alice Olson was born in Annandale, Minnesota in 1895. She spent much of her life in Bigfork, Minnesota. Bergit Anderson was born in Oklee, Minnesota in 1898. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Early life in Bigfork; being some of the earliest homesteaders to the area; other early settlers; comparing Bigfork to Deer River or Bemidji; Native Americans in the area and Busticogan; how farming took a while to get started, and how that affected them growing up; canning and root cellars; itinerant preachers; different settlements around Bigfork, including those from the Red River Valley and those who came straight to Bigfork from Norway; the Rajala family; the school as the center of the community; Rahier family and their dances; camping in the 1920s and 30s; dealing with mosquitoes; Bergit Anderson's life. COMMENTS ON INTERVIEW: Bergit Anderson had a solo interview with John Esse as part of the same Forest History project.
3 hours sound cassette
27 pages transcript
1 sound disc
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
01:48:21 running time
Interviewer: Esse, John
Interviewee: Olson, Alice
Interviewee: Anderson, Bergit
Made in: Bigfork, Itasca County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 142 (Library Call Number)
AV2012.1.34 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Forest History Oral History Project'