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Henry John Steinke, interviewed by Rebecca Mavencamp, July 13th 2013


Biographical Information:


John Steinke was born in 1938 in Greenfield and made a living as a farmer and road maintenance worker. He graduated from Rockford High School in 1956, meeting his wife, Patricia, shortly after. They got married in 1963 in St. Louis Park and raised four children, one of whom now runs the diary farm.

Subjects Discussed:


Information on rural life and entertainment, particularly as it pertained to the Lake Sarah Pavilion, the Transformer Inn, Rockford House and area fishing locations; the changes in entertainment community; musicians, particularly Wally Pickle; maintaining the roads of Greenfield.

Enjoy the full interview on video, listen to the interview on audio file, or read the interview transcription:

Interview - John Steinke / Rebecca Mavencamp
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