Frances Zalec's personal recollections of life in Chisholm. Frances was born in 1913 in Slovenia, and immigrated to the United States in 1939. She worked for many years in Pete Schultz's ice cream parlor.
Two Iron Range women, Veda Ponikvar and Mrs. Lou Novak, recall working in the iron mines during World War II. Information from this oral history was later used and appeared in the article: Hemphill, Stephanie. “Women in the Mines,” Minnesota...
Chisholm, MN; Iron mining; Wars; Depressions; Social values; Country life; Fires; Disasters; Consumer rationing; Women; Emigration & immigration;
Helen Pillika's personal recollections of life in Chisholm. Helen remembers the Myers Location, business during the depression, going to beauty school and becoming a beautician, the depressian era, and the Chisholm community.