Oral Interview of Tina Amanda Olson

Name of Person Interviewed

Tina Amanda Olson

Interviewer

Kirby Harth

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Description

Tina Amanda Olson discusses her family’s immigration to Prairie View Township (Wilkin County), early churches in the area, and other aspects of pioneering life. She also talks about her years as a schoolteacher, World Wars I and II, and the Great Depression

Biography

Tina Amanda Olson was born ca. 1899 near Barnesville, Minnesota. After a year of high school, she attended a summer session at Moorhead State Teacher’s College, then taught for a year in a rural country. She proceeded year by year in this way, eventually receiving her degree. She began teaching in 1917 and retired in 1965, having taught in Otter Tail, Wilkin, and Clay Counties in Minnesota. She was very active with the Daughters of Prairie View Township Pioneers, a local historical preservation group, since it began in 1942.

Date of Interview

12-6-1978

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Length (Time)

01:00:38

Original Format

Audio tape

Current Format

Mp3

Named Persons

Ole Olson Holt, Oliana Holt, Mrs. Ole Olson, Arne Olson Holt, Risoff, Tollef Rosholt, Maia Holt, Mrs. Karnsrud, Hayes, Cloustons, Young, Walter Peake, George Olson, Robert Olson

Professions

Teachers

Organizations

North Immanuel Lutheran Church, Little Bethany Church, Decorah-Posten, Nordmann, American Red Cross, Moorhead State Teachers College, Riverside Elementary School (Moorhead, Minn.), Concordia College (Moorhead, Minn.), Daughters of Prairie View Township Pioneers

Places

Minnesota—Barnesville, Norway, New York (State) — New York, Minnesota—Freeborn County, United States—Ellis Island, Castle Garden (New York, N.Y.), Canada, Minnesota—Wheaton, Minnesota—Pelican Rapids, Minnesota—Clay County, Minnesota—Wilkin County, North Dakota—Grafton, Minnesota—Norwegian Grove Township, North America—Red River Valley (Minnesota and North Dakota and Manitoba), Minnesota—Minneapolis Metropolitan Area, Minnesota—Fergus Falls, Minnesota—Rothsay, Minnesota—Bowlus , Minnesota—Breckenridge, Minnesota--Otter Tail County, Minnesota—Moorhead, Minnesota—Prairie View Township, France, Japan, Russia

Keywords

Emigration and immigration, Frontier and pioneer life, World War (1914-1918), Education, Rural, Agriculture, Great Depression, World War (1939-1945)

ID Number

S2627 2631

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce these oral interviews must be obtained in writing from Minnesota State University Moorhead Archives.

Disciplines

Oral History | Social History | United States History

Oral Interview of Tina Amanda Olson

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