• Leita Anderson Interview, October 13, 2000

    Anderson, Leita

    Leita Anderson talks about growing up in Salmon Prairie, Montana, and recalls the families who lived there when she was a child, particularly the Anderson family. She describes how her father grew up…

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  • Wayne "Butch" Harmon Interview, January 18, 2000

    Harmon, Wayne

    Wayne "Butch" Harmon tells how his grandfather came to the Swan Valley of Montana in 1917 as a logger with the Great Northern Railroad and homesteaded at Salmon Prairie. Harmon relates stories from hi…

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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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  • 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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  • Bob Reed and Peggy Reed Interview, November 7, 2001

    Reed, Bob, Reed, Peggy

    Bob Reed and Peggy Reed talk about the time they have spent in Swan Valley, Montana. Each tell how their parents homesteaded and worked odd jobs in and around the Swan Valley area. Bob recalls his tim…

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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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  • Oliver "Ollie" Hill Interview, June 19, 1999

    Hill, Oliver

    Oliver "Ollie" Hill describes growing up on a homestead near Condon, Montana. He talks about his father, a Finnish immigrant who came to America to escape what Hill describes as serfdom in Finland at…

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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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  • 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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