• Helen Anderson Brist Interview, June 11, 2007

    Brist, Helen

    Helen Anderson Brist recalls memories from her childhood in Montana. She tells how her mother, an immigrant from Norway, and her father, a first generation immigrant from Sweden, met and married in So…

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  • Ed Foss Interview, September 11, 1999

    Foss, Ed

    Ed Foss tells how he moved to the Swan Valley, Montana, after discovering the area during a packing trip through the Bob Marshall Wilderness. He recalls how, on the advice of one of his pack guides, h…

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  • Neil Meyer and Dixie Meyer Interview, March 2006

    Meyer, Neil, Meyer, Dixie

    Neil Meyer and his wife, Dixie Meyer, describe the homesteading lifestyle in the Upper Swan Valley, Montana. Neil discusses working as a logger and recalls sustainable logging practices and the econom…

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  • Ed Beck Interview, October 1976

    Beck, Ed

    Ed Beck discusses homesteading in the Swan Valley.

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  • Queveene Talley and ValGene Clothier Interview, May 9, 2006

    Talley, Queveene, Clothier, ValGene

    Queveene Talley and her son, ValGene Clothier, discuss the experience of homesteading in and around Condon, Montana, where they first settled in 1938. Talley describes the hardships of homesteading as…

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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 Interview, February 26, 1999

    Haasch, Harold

    Harold Haasch discusses the families and people who homesteaded in Montana’s Upper Swan Valley. He talks about the bachelors in the area such as Ole Semling and Oscar Southern, trappers who lived in t…

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  • Harold Haasch and Doris Haasch Interview, January 14, 1999

    Haasch, Harold, Haasch, Doris

    Harold Haasch describes growing up on his family’s homestead in Montana during the early 20th century. He talks about hauling wood, gardening, milking the cow, and caring for livestock. Haasch discuss…

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  • Robert "Bob" Martin Interview, August 19, 1999

    Martin, Robert

    Robert “Bob” Martin discusses leading pack trips and hunting parties in the Bob Marshall Wilderness. He recalls packing water in as part of a trail crew that worked on a 1934 fire in Montana’s Mission…

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  • William R. "Bud" Moore Interview, September 1, 1999

    Moore, William R

    William “Bud” Moore begins the interview by telling the history of his hundred-year-old sourdough starter which he has given to many Swan Valley, Montana families over the years. He then discusses fur…

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