Oscar Askegaard discusses his childhood in Comstock, Minnesota, and his time at the Moorhead Normal School, where he was a member of the first football team. Other topics include the lives of Norwegian immigrants, the Great Depression, World War I and World War II, Prohibition, and the growing use of automobiles and tractors.
Oscar Askegaard was born in Comstock, Minnesota. He graduated from the Moorhead Normal School in 1904, and taught school from 1904-1907 before becoming a farmer.
Date of Interview
Eventide Lutheran Home, United States. Navy, United States. Army
Minnesota—Moorhead, Minnesota—Comstock, Minnesota--Clay County, Minnesota—Kurtz Township, Minnesota—Barnesville, Minnesota—Wolverton, Minnesota—Rustad, Sweden, Norway, Minnesota—Minneapolis, North Dakota, California, Washington (State), Iowa—Decorah, Minnesota—Fort Snelling, Africa, Washington (State)--Seattle, Washington (State)—Spokane, Minnesota—Fergus Falls, South Dakota—Aberdeen
Agriculture, Teaching, Great Depression, Automobiles
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Oral History | United States History
Askegaard, Oscar, "Oral Interview of Oscar Askegaard" (1975). Oral Interviews. 55.