Lenora Johnson discusses Norman County schools and other aspects of rural life in the 1930s.
Lenora Isaacson Johnson was a schoolteacher since 1919, teaching in Borup, Minnesota, at the time of the interview. She was the past President and current Museum Director for the Norman County Historical Society. An Ada resident, she received a Master’s thesis from the University of North Dakota on the history of Ada, Minnestota, and in 1976 published the book Under Prairie Skies: The Centennial History of Ada, Minnesota, 1876-1976.
Date of Interview
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Herbert Hoover, Henry Agard Wallace, Floyd B. Olson, Elmer Austin Benson, Carrie Nation Nation, Dr. F. H. Stuart, Dr. E. L. Narum, Frank Fields, Peer Stromme
University of North Dakota, United States. Works Progress Administration, United States. Agricultural Adjustment Administration, National Farmers' Holiday Association (U.S.), National Nonpartisan League, National Farmers' Union (U.S.)
Minnesota--Warren, Minnesota--Erskine, Minnesota--Stephen, Minnesota--Middle River, Minnesota--Ada, Minnesota--East Grand Forks, Minnesota--Shelly, Minnesota—Halstad, Minnesota--Fosston, North Dakota--Fargo, Minnesota--Crookston, Minnesota--Moorhead, Minnesota--Norman County, Minnesota--Marshall County, Minnesota--Polk County, California, Iowa, Minnesota--Nielsville, Minnesota--Beltrami, Minnesota--Pine River, Minnesota--Red Lake County
Norman County Herald, Rural schools, Great Depression, North America--Red River Valley (Minnesota and North Dakota and Manitoba), Prohibition, Public welfare, Emigration and immigration
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Johnson, Lenora, "Oral Interview of Lenora Isaacson Johnson" (1973). Oral Interviews. 11.