Voices of Minnesota

Oral History Interview with Emil Mattson

DATE: August 26, 1981

INTERVIEWERS: Tom Trow and Lee Radzak

Emil Mattson was born on his parents' farm near Kensington, Minnesota, in November of 1897 and worked the farm himself as an adult. In the interview Mattson comments on how he, his father, and Olof Ohman, on whose farm the Kensington runestone was found, chiseled holes in rocks on Oman's property in their work removing rocks from fields and gathering rocks for use in the foundations of buildings. Mattson also discusses other aspects of farm life.

LENGTH OF INTERVIEW: 1 hour 2 minutes