• Ann Nelson Interview, April 10, 1988

    Nelson, Ann

    Ann Nelson discusses growing up in the Rattlesnake area of Missoula, Montana, on a 50-acre homestead during the early 20th century. She describes her education at the Prescott School and at the Lincol…

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  • Forrest H. Poe and Flossie M. Poe Interview, February 22, 1988

    Poe, Forrest H, Poe, Flossie M

    Forrest Poe reflects on growing up in the Rattlesnake area of Missoula, Montana in the early 1900s. He describes the harsh conditions that homesteaders endured including infectious disease epidemics o…

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  • Gyda Newman and Bob Newman Interview, February 1, 1999

    Newman, Gyda, Newman, Bob

    Gyda Newman briefly describes her father’s job with the U.S. Forest Service and when her family moved from the Swan Valley into Missoula, Montana. Bob Newman recalls when his parents purchased a home…

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  • Forrest H. Poe Interview, January 14 and 20, 1988

    Poe, Forrest H

    Forrest Poe discusses his family’s history and how his parents moved from the Midwest to Montana. He talks about his father cutting timber as a logger in McNamara Landing near the Blackfoot River and…

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  • Mabel Stilwell Interview, February 3, 1999

    Stilwell, Mabel

    Mabel Stilwell recalls growing up in the Kraft Creek area in northwestern Montana’s Swan Valley in the early 20th century. She discusses daily homesteading life with her family, including school, chor…

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  • Tenina Pominville Little Interview, March 10, 1988

    Little, Tenina

    Tenina Pominville Little speaks on her life, recounting stories from her childhood in Eastern Montana on a homestead as well as her married life in Missoula and Frenchtown, Montana, ranching and suppo…

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  • Hazel Marsh Interview, November 19, 1989

    Marsh, Hazel

    Hazel Marsh discusses the families that settled in the Bearmouth, Montana area. She describes where many of the residents originally came from, conflicts that arose within the community concerning wat…

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  • Willie Clanton Spaulding Interview, February 17, 1978

    Spaulding, Willie Clanton

    Willie Clanton Spaulding describes growing up on a sheep ranch outside of Billings, Montana, during the early 20th century, and recalls how Billings was founded. She discusses her father’s relationshi…

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  • Lucille Wilhelm and Shirley Webb Interview, July 29, 2003

    Wilhelm, Lucille, Webb, Shirley

    Lucille Wilhelm details her childhood in Swan Valley, Montana, describing both the joys and hardships of living in such a secluded place. She discusses attending high school in Missoula, Montana, duri…

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  • Harold Haasch and Doris Haasch Interview, July 18, 1999

    Haasch, Harold, Haasch, Doris

    Doris and Harold Haasch reminisce about their marriage in 1943 and subsequent honeymoon spent riding packhorses for the U.S. Forest Service in the Seeley-Swan Mountain Range of Montana. They talk abou…

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  • Johanna McElwain Interview, May 31, 1977

    McElwain, Johanna

    Johanna McElwain describes her childhood on a homestead at Douglas Creek, located outside of Drummond, Montana. She discusses the household chores she was assigned, what her family did for entertainme…

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