• Martha Volkomener Interview, 1991

    Volkomener, Martha

    Marth Volkomener recounts growing up in West Virginia and her first experiences flying seaplanes after graduating from West Virginia Wesleyan College. She recalls the different requirements of flight…

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  • Godfrey "Bob" Johnson Interview, September 1994

    Johnson, Godfrey

    Godfrey Johnson discusses working a series of seasonal jobs after leaving home at the age of 15. He describes living as a hobo during the Great Depression, marrying and settling down in Great Falls, M…

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  • Willis Hill Interview, April 6, 1990

    Hill, Willis

    Willis Hill recalls his childhood in Minnesota, Canada, and Montana. He describes working for a dragline outfit based in Lovell, Wyoming, building roads and digging canals in the Cody and Jackson Hole…

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  • Florence Murray Tubbs Interview, October 24, 1982

    Tubbs, Florence Murray

    Florence Murray Tubbs recalls her family’s experiences in moving to and living in rural Montana in the early 1900s. She describes how her father obtained a homestead near Belt and Raynesford, Montana…

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  • Colleen Kesterson and Wes Kesterson Interview, October 9, 2009

    Kesterson, Colleen, Kesterson, Wes

    Colleen Kesterson describes teaching school at Salmon Prairie School and Swan Lake. She and Wes discuss raising two Vietnamese foster children in addition to their biological daughter, Charlene. Wes r…

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  • Chester Kinsey Interview, April 14, 1980

    Kinsey, Chester

    Chester Kinsey discusses his experiences living in Havre, Montana, and in the Great Falls area of the state. He describes his lifelong belief in socialism and Communism and his support of unions. He a…

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  • Mary Lou Gilman Interview, August 19, 2010

    Gilman, Mary Lou

    Mary Lou Gilman of Great Falls describes her childhood, education and work history, as well as her marriage, family, and ethnicity. She recalls her family history, originating in Tipperary, and her gr…

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  • Dorothy Helen Dammrose Lander Hubber, March 10, 1991

    Hubber, Dorothy Helen

    Dorothy Helen Dammrose Lander Hubber details her childhood in Montana in the early 1900s. She speaks about her family homesteading near Great Falls and farming the land. She recalls attending school n…

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  • Hazel Dorr Interview, August 1, 1981

    Dorr, Hazel

    Hazel Dorr describes her parents’ motivations to move to Montana, the impact her father’s arsenic poisoning had on the family, and the employment options available to women without a high school educa…

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  • Rick Hill Interview, September 19, 2017

    Hill, Rick

    Rick Hill discusses his work in Montana government and politics, and his tenure as Montana’s congressman in the United States House of Representatives during the latter half of the 20th century. He re…

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  • Francis Bardanouve Interview, April 30, 1983

    Bardanouve, Francis

    Francis Bardanouve recounts growing up during the Great Depression in the 1930s on his family’s farm in Montana. He recounts how his family lost the farm, his relationship with his mother and father,…

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  • Lui Salina Interview, December 29, 1980

    Salina, Lui

    Lui Salina describes his experiences as a fur buyer for Beckman’s Furs of Great Falls, Montana, and his 50-year relationship with the fur industry. Salina acknowledges the historical necessity of fur…

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  • Carrie Stout Interview, 1983

    Stout, Carrie

    Carrie Stout talks about how she first came to Stanford, Montana, from Penalosa, Kansas, in search of more farmland for her three brothers. She recalls working on her family’s farm including her year…

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  • Thyra Haugen Interview, August 9, 1977

    Haugen, Thyra

    Thyra Haugen describes how her family emigrated from Copenhagen, Denmark, to the United States and her childhood Minneapolis, Minnesota during the 1890s. She talks about the chores she did, attending…

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