Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Harriet "Hattie" Walker

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Titles Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Harriet "Hattie" Walker
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Harriet Walker, better known as Hattie, was born in Turner County, South Dakota. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Early life and moving to Iowa and then to Hill City, Minnesota; early days of Hill City; Indians in the area; early logging camps in the area such as Miller Brothers Logging Camp and Weyerhaeuser camps; people of interest in the early Hill City community and the evolution of the city; the saw mill in Hill City; being a dry community and having houses of prostitutions; marriage, her parents' and her own; high school dances; going to college and then teaching; World War I; life in the 1920s and 30s; the mill closing; forest fires.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
46 pages transcript
1 sound disc
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:26:44 running time
Creation Interviewer: Esse, John
Interviewee: Walker, Harriet
Made in: Hill City, Aitkin County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 10/24/1975
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 142 (Library Call Number)
AV2012.1.51 (Accession Number)
More Info MNHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Forest History Oral History Project'


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  • Vicky Christensen on January 21, 2020 01:50:42 PM
    I'm so glad to listen to this oral history. Hattie was my great aunt. Her brother Roy was my grandfather. I grew up in Hill City in the 1950s and 60s but it was much changed from the town of the early 1900s that Hattie describes

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