• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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