• Arthur J. Mosby Interview, circa 1960s

    Mosby, Arthur J

    Arthur J. Mosby, the husband of Ruth Greenough, discusses the history of the Greenough Mansion and talks about efforts to move the mansion to the Leisure Highlands Golf Course, in Missoula, Montana’s…

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  • James Carter and Billie Carter Interview, August 8, 1985

    Carter, James, Carter, Billie

    The Carters talk of their lives as young adults during the Depression in Montana and Utah. They discuss the community activities in Missoula, the daily sacrifices they had to make, and the effects the…

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  • Harvey Connole Interview, September 5, 1978

    Connole, Harvey

    Harvey Connole, who worked at the Clark Mansion in Butte, Montana, talks about his acquaintance with “Copper King” and Montana politician William. A. Clark and Clark’s son, William. A. Clark, Jr. Conn…

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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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  • Mildred Dufresne Interview, October 11, 1984

    Dufresne, Mildred

    Mildred Dufresne discusses her experiences as a mother and school teacher during the Great Depression primarily in Bonner, Montana. Dufresne recalls how her family left their small farm in Missouri in…

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  • George Petaja and Doris Petaja Interview, October 16, 1984

    Petaja, George, Petaja, Doris

    The Petajas talk about the effects of the Depression on their lives. George M. Petaja grew up in Milltown and worked for the Anaconda Company sawmill at Bonner during the 1930's. Doris Petaja worked a…

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  • Stan Nicholson and Colleen Nicholson Interview, October 19, 2006

    Nicholson, Stan, Nicholson, Colleen

    Stan Nicholson recalls looking for property, building a cabin, and moving with his wife, Colleen, to their home on the Double Arrow Ranch at Seeley Lake, Montana, in 1990. He describes the sense of “r…

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  • Willis Hill Interview, April 6, 1990

    Hill, Willis

    Willis Hill recalls his childhood in Minnesota, Canada, and Montana. He describes working for a dragline outfit based in Lovell, Wyoming, building roads and digging canals in the Cody and Jackson Hole…

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  • Willie Clanton Spaulding Interview, August 5, 1985

    Spaulding, Willie Clanton

    Spaulding describes Missoula and the University of Montana in the 1920's and the changes that occurred with the Depression. She describes her husband's work with the state relief programs.This audio h…

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  • George Elmer Flynn Interview, October 21, 1985

    Flynn, George Elmer

    Elmer and Mary Flynn discuss the history of the Flynn family and the ranch begun by Elmer's grandfather. They discuss how they were affected by the Depression and World War II, including the types of…

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  • Lawrence Applebury Interview, circa 1978

    Applebury, Lawrence

    Lawrence Applebury discusses growing up during the early 1900s and attending the Willow Creek School in the Bitterroot Valley. He describes his teachers and the pranks his fellow classmates would play…

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  • Florence Bakke Riel Interview, August 8, 1985

    Riel, Florence Bakke

    Riel relates the varied effects of the Depression on her family. She also discusses the origin of Bakke Tire Company begun by her first husband and maintained as a family business.This audio has not b…

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  • Robert N. Phillip Reminiscence, February 1984

    Phillip, Robert N

    In a self-recorded reminiscence, Dr. Robert Philip discusses Rocky Mountain spotted fever and its role in the Bitterroot Valley’s development. He talks about the history of the disease, some of the di…

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  • Carl Dragstedt Interview, October 8, 1984

    Dragstedt, Carl

    Dragstedt talks of following in his father's footsteps as the owner of a men's clothing store in Missoula, Montana from the 1920s through the 1970s. He describes the effects of the Depression on the b…

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  • Dawn Bishop Interview, August 23, 1999

    Bishop, Dawn

    Dawn Bishop describes her experiences gardening in the Swan Valley, Montana. She talks about the specific microclimate around her house and what plants will grow in zone 5-B. She also details the diff…

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  • Eldo Raph Interview, November 13, 1986

    Raph, Eldo

    Eldo Raph talks about the history of the Dillon Implement Company from its founding and incorporation on October 24, 1886, to its succession of owners during the early and mid-20th century. Raph descr…

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  • Ed Beck Interview, October 1976

    Beck, Ed

    Ed Beck discusses homesteading in the Swan Valley.

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  • Bob Love Interview, October 23, 2001

    Love, Bob

    Bob Love recalls moving from Western Pennsylvania, where he grew up, to Columbia Falls, Montana, where he’s lived since 1977. He describes his experiences with the local Blackfoot tribe, attending pow…

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  • Theodore Shoemaker Interview, December 11, 1985

    Shoemaker, Theodore

    Shoemaker recalls life in Missoula from 1921 to 1985. He talks of his father's work with the Forest Service and the work of his mother, Lillian Easton Shoemaker, with the Salvation Army during the Dep…

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