• 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 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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  • Rich Nelson Interview, November 9, 2001

    Nelson, Rich

    Rich Nelson describes the summers he spent in Swan Valley, Montana, throughout his childhood in the 1930s. He details how his parents, Carl and Min Nelson, acquired land and built a cabin in the area…

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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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  • Rodney “Rod” Fox Interview, October 10, 2000

    Fox, Rodney

    Rodney “Rod” Fox tells how his family homesteaded in the Swan Valley of Montana around 1932. He describes his father’s business as a commercial packer in the Bob Marshall Wilderness. Fox talks about h…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Warner Lundberg and Frank Lundberg Interview, June 11, 1999

    Lundberg, Warner, Lundberg, Frank

    Warner Lundberg and his younger brother, Frank, describe homesteading in the Swan Valley in Montana as the children of Swedish immigrants who came to Montana in the early 20th century. The brothers of…

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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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  • 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 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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  • Karen Conley and E. Dale Conley Interview, December 6, 2001

    Conley, Karen, Conley, E. Dale

    Karen Conley recalls childhood memories of living in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, before her family moved to the Swan Valley, area of Montana. She describes boarding in Missoula, Montana, with her sister so…

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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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  • Doris Haasch and Harold Haasch Interview, January 25, 2002

    Haasch, Doris, Haasch, Harold

    Doris Haasch and Harold Haasch tell the story of how they first met when Harold was working on Doris’ father’s ranch in Woodworth, Montana. They describe marrying in 1943 and then moving up to Swan Va…

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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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