• Florence Murray Tubbs Interview, October 24, 1982

    Tubbs, Florence Murray

    Florence Murray Tubbs recalls her family’s experiences in moving to and living in rural Montana in the early 1900s. She describes how her father obtained a homestead near Belt and Raynesford, Montana…

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  • Bessie K. Monroe Interview, circa 1978

    Monroe, Bessie K

    Bessie K. Monroe recalls the origins of the Darby School in the Bitterroot Valley in 1888, which was originally housed in a homesteader’s cabin. She talks about the first teachers at the school as wel…

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  • Sarah Caroline Ross Johnston Interview, January 6, 1988

    Ross Johnston, Sarah Caroline

    Sarah Caroline Ross Johnston speaks about her life beginning in the late 1800s, and her family’s history in Montana and Illinois. She recalls her childhood and her education, which included her attend…

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  • Joseph "Joe" Zelezny Interview, August 13, 1954 and August 31, 1954

    Zelezny, Joseph

    Joseph “Joe” Zelezny talks about his experiences as one of the first homesteaders on Flathead Lake, near Rollins, Montana. He describes moving to the area in 1899 by covered wagon, building a log cabi…

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  • Warner Lundberg and Margaret Lundberg Interview, June 25, 1998

    Lundberg, Warner, Lundberg, Margaret

    Warner Lundberg describes growing up in the west Condon area of the Swan Valley, Montana during the 1920s and 1930s. He discusses a large fire that burned some of his family’s homestead in 1929 and ho…

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