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Forest History Oral History Project

52 INTERVIEWS

DATE: 1954-1955, 1975-1977

INTERVIEWERS: John Esse, Stan Johnson, Allen Nevins, Louis M. Starr, Bruce Sunbauer and Robert C. Wheeler

The Forest History Oral History Project is a group of 52 interviews conducted and compiled by John Esse on the history of northern Minnesota. These interviews capture the lives of people who homesteaded, or came north to work in the lumber industry in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. While some came from Europe and others from around the Midwest, their stories have a consistent message of community, hard work, and the nature surrounding them in northern Minnesota.

LENGTH OF INTERVIEWS: 63 hours 12 minutes

TRANSCRIPTS: 1,272 pages

Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Bergit Anderson
Bergit Anderson
Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Don Benson
Don Benson
Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Jhalmer Berg
Jhalmer Berg
Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Elmer Bergstrom and Harland Towle
Elmer Bergstrom & Harland Towle
Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Marion Brown
Marion Brown
Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Carl Bruno
Carl Bruno
Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Alex J. Carno
Alex J. Carno
Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Eda Christensen
Eda Christensen
Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Scott W. Erickson
Scott W. Erickson
Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Oly Evenson
Oly Evenson
Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Charles Godfrey
Charles Godfrey
Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Mike Guthrie
Mike Guthrie
Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Maybelle Hicks Hanson
Maybelle Hicks Hanson
Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Louis Heinzer
Louis Heinzer
Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Carl Henrikson
Carl Henrikson
Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Al Heritage and Mabel Heritage
Al & Mabel Heritage
Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Lillian Hezzelwood
Lillian Hezzelwood
Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Alfred Hilden
Alfred Hilden
Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Victor Huju
Victor Huju
Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Burt Hunt
Burt Hunt
Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Clyde Jellison
Clyde Jellison
Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Hilfred Johnson and Lester Pollard
Hilfred Johnson & Lester Pollard
Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with John Albert Jones
John Albert Jones
Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Raymond Kinkel
Raymond Kinkel
Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Esther Knight
Esther Knight
Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with James Knight
James Knight
Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Oliver Knox
Oliver Knox
Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Nellie Lane
Nellie Lane
Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Mary Litchke Vigren
Mary Litchke Vigren
Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Joe Mannausau
Joe Mannausau
Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Louis Mannausau
Louis Mannausau
Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Peggy Mattice
Peggy Mattice
Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Jack O'Konek and Hazel O'Konek
Jack & Hazel O'Konek
Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Alice Olson and Bergit Anderson
Alice Olson & Bergit Anderson
Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Otto Paulson and Elida Paulson
Otto Paulson & Elida Paulson
Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Jacob Pete
Jacob Pete
Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Lester Pollard
Lester Pollard
Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Bill Rajala
Bill Rajala
Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Mabre Rajala
Mabre Rajala
Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Buzz Ryan
Buzz Ryan
Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Maurice Salisbury
Maurice Salisbury
Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Veda Scholta
Veda Scholta
Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with John Sirotiak
John Sirotiak
Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Helen Skov
Helen Skov
Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Jessie Smart
Jessie Smart
Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Tina Smith
Tina Smith
Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Walter Smith
Walter Smith
Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Hazel Staples
Hazel Staples
Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Laura Stiller
Laura Stiller
Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Emma Voigt
Emma Voigt
Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Harriet "Hattie" Walker
Harriet "Hattie" Walker
Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Frank Werthner
Frank Werthner