Jesse Peddycoart discusses his life homesteading in Canada in 1915, logging in British Columbia, and working in Fargo-Moorhead from 1926 to the present, including work on the Fargo Forum building and the Black Building in downtown Fargo, and the Moorhead State Teachers College campus.
Jesse Peddycoart was born November 2, 1903, in Goodland, Indiana. His family moved to Wisconsin when he was 3, then moved to Canada to homestead in 1917. After working in railroads, logging, and sawmills, he moved to Moorhead in 1926.
Date of Interview
Theodore Roosevelt, Dan Thompson, Albert Hopeman
Railroads—Employees, Loggers, Sawmill workers, Plasterers, Food industry and trade—Employees
Canadian Northern Railway Company, Rexall Drug Company, Forum Publishing Company (Fargo, N.D.), Meinecke and Johnson, Fairmont Foods Company, Red Owl Stores, Inc., Ted's Supervalu, International Dairy Queen, Inc., Lamb Coal Company, Sears, Roebuck and Company, Moorhead State Teachers College, Moorhead Theater, Moorhead Theatre (Moorhead, Minn.), Lyceum Theatre (Moorhead, Minn.), Lyceum Confectionary, Princess Theater (Fargo, N.D.), State Theater (Fargo, N.D.), Fargo Theatre Co. (Fargo, N.D.), Isis Theater (Fargo, N.D.), Opera House (Fargo, N.D.)
Minnesota—Moorhead, Indiana—Goodland, Wisconsin, Canada, Ontario, Québec, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, British Columbia—Fraser-Fort George, Minnesota—Saint Paul, Saskatchewan—Mistatim, Saskatchewan—Prince Albert, Manitoba—Winnipeg, England, Scotland, Europe—Galicia, Turkey, Austria, Saskatchewan—Saskatoon, Vietnam, Missouri, British Columbia—Nakusp, Montana, North Dakota—Jamestown, Minnesota—Detroit Lakes, Minnesota—Hawley
Frontier and pioneer life, World War (1914-1918), Lumber trade
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Peddycoart, Jesse, "Oral Interview of Jesse Peddycoart" (1973). Oral Interviews. 48.