Alexander Nelson Oral History Interview

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Alexander Nelson Oral History Interview


Topics include his grandparents coming from Norway; moving first to Hancock and then to Calumet, Mich.; different ethnic groups; the 1913 strike; the Italian Hall disaster; the YMCA; Fourth of July; sports; Prohibition; gambling; the board of trade in Houghton, Mich.; Finns, Italians, Mexicans, and Germans in Copper Country; his restaurant and bar business (1920s-1940s); the Depression; politics; temperance; tourism; home remedies and medical care; recreation; and churches in Calumet.

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Jalkanen, Paul


Nelson, Alexander, 1900-1986

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“Alexander Nelson Oral History Interview,” Michigan Oral History Database, accessed May 19, 2024,

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