• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Joe Waldbillig Interview, November 5, 1999

    Waldbillig, Joe

    Joe Waldbillig talks about his German ancestry and how that affected his experiences during World War Two. Waldbillig tells stories while looking at old pictures of life in the Swan Valley of Montana…

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  • Eunice “Dune” Wilhelm Hultman Interview, September 15, 1999

    Hultman, Eunice

    Eunice Hultman describes being raised in the Swan Valley of Montana, by her parents Babe and Eva Wilhelm who owned the 33 Bar Ranch near Holland Lake. Hultman discusses how she and her husband Buff ra…

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