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Norris Wahl interview
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TitleNorris Wahl interview
Date of Original2000-09-19
CreatorBliss, Clara
Jacobi, Mary
Creator RoleInterviewer;
DescriptionAn interview with Norris Wahl for the Pioneer Trails Regional Museum. Norris, 90 years old at the time of the interview, talks about growing up as one of fifteen children, speaking Norwegian at home, and learning English at school, and working as a carpenter. He also talks about his experiences in World War II as a radio operator in the Air Force. He was stationed on the Aleutian Islands and in Alaska during the war. He also worked as a mechanic for John Deere, International, Mace, and Caterpillar after the war.
General SubjectCity & Town Life
Education
Museums and historical societies
People
Social Life & Customs
Subject (LCTGM)Interviews
Reminiscing
Immigrants
Homesteading
Farming
Carpentry
Education
Schools
English language
Military personnel
War
Air forces
Mechanics (Persons)
Subject (LCSH)World War, 1939-1945
Norwegian Americans
Personal NameWahl, Norris
Organization NameUnited States. Air Force
LocationBowman (N.D.)
Aleutian Islands (Alaska)
Decade2000-2009
Item NumberPTRM-45
Format of OriginalAudio cassettes
Transcription"Norris Wahl had 15 living brothers and sisters and 3 died. Family came from Norway. Became a carpenter. In the Military in the Aleutian Islands and Alaska 1940-1945 in the Air force. Worked on planes under tents. It was very cold there. Mechanic at John Deere in Bowman, International, and Caterpillar too. In Sunset Home"—Handwritten on tape 45.
Repository InstitutionPioneer Trails Regional Museum
Credit LinePioneer Trails Regional Museum (PTRM-45)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Ordering InformationPioneer Trails Regional Museum
12 First Ave. N. P. O. Box 78
Bowman, ND 58623
701-523-3600
dpearson@ndsupernet.com
LanguageEnglish
GrantNHPRC SNAP Grant 2009-2010 NAR10-RC-10062-09
Digital IDdmPTRM45
Media StandardMPEG Audio
Duration00:47:24
Audio Tracks2 track stereo (unmixed)
Data Rate128 kbps
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