• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Al Wise Interview, May 26, 1999

    Wise, Al

    Al Wise shares a number of colorful anecdotes about his life from living in Illinois until he was married, then moving to the Swan Valley in Montana in 1932 for employment. He recalls homesteading the…

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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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  • Harold Haasch Interview, July 17, 1999

    Haasch, Harold

    Harold Haasch describes working as a guide in and around Montana’s Swan Valley for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks [FWP], the U.S. Forest Service, and guest ranches such as the Bar 33 and Gordon Ranc…

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  • Dixie Meyer Interview, October 22, 2001

    Meyer, Dixie

    Dixie Meyer discusses when her family moved to Salmon Prairie, Montana, in the late 1930s. She talks about the family property and about going to elementary school in Salmon Prairie and high school in…

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  • Reuben Kauffman and Sadie Kauffman Interview, January 15, 1999

    Kauffman, Reuben, Kauffman, Sadie

    Reuben Kauffman recalls moving from southern Idaho to the Swan Valley area where he worked in a sawmill during the 1940s. He talks about the other homestead families of the area and the lack of jobs a…

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  • Gyda Newman and Bob Newman Interview, January 29, 1999

    Newman, Gyda, Newman, Bob

    Gyda Newman recounts her time growing up near the Lindberg Lake, Elbow Lake, and Elk Creek, Montana areas as a child with her brother and father. Bob Newman discusses the logging and maintenance of th…

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