• Abalona "Lona" Peterson Interview, November 11, 1979

    Peterson, Abalona

    Abalona “Lona” Peterson describes emigrating from Denmark to Havre, Montana, in 1890. She talks about adjusting to life in a new country. Peterson discusses her work experiences in various towns in Mo…

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  • Cecile M. Carleton Interview, March 13, 1990

    Carleton, Cecile M

    Cecile Carleton talks about her childhood in and around Butte, Montana, as the daughter of a Protestant Irish miner. She discusses the lack of educational opportunities for girls when she was a child…

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  • Pearle Rhein Interview, November 15, 1979

    Rhein, Pearle

    Pearle Rhein discusses growing up in Helena, Montana, including her early memories of Central Park and the Broadwater Hotel. She describes the history of Helena, including experiences the town has had…

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  • Richard Wilson Interview, September 17, 2015

    Wilson, Richard

    Richard Wilson discusses his career fighting fires both as a smokejumper and as part of ground crews in Montana, Idaho, Oregon, California, and Alaska. He focuses mainly on his time smoke jumping in M…

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  • Pat Williams Interview, November 23, 2015

    Williams, Pat

    Pat Williams recalls serving as a representative from Butte, Montana, in the Montana legislature, and serving in the U.S. House as a representative from Montana from the 1960s through the 1990s. He di…

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  • Lyman Ferguson Interview, February 15, 1986

    Ferguson, Lyman

    Lyman Ferguson discusses growing up on a farm outside of Helena, Montana, and moving to Spion Kop, Montana, a small railroad town located in Judith Basin County, during the Great Depression. Ferguson…

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  • Paul T. Ringling Interview, May 30, 2013

    Ringling, Paul T

    Paul Ringling discusses his grandfather, Alf T. Ringling, one of the five original brothers who started the Ringling Brothers Circus in Baraboo, Wisconsin, in 1884. He explains how the circus started…

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  • William E. "Bill" Cottrill Interview, May 21, 1981

    Cottrill, Bill

    William “Bill” Cottrill and his wife reminisce about the Leo M. Goldberg Fur and Wool House, Inc. of Helena, Montana, and the fur trade in Montana from 1914 to 1968. Bill recalls beginning work for Go…

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  • George Frank Schneider Interview, October 11, 1993

    Schneider, George Frank

    George Schneider discusses growing up in Helena, Montana, and his experiences in school. He describes working for the Northern Pacific Railway as a fireman, the nature of the job, and the process of h…

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  • Pat Williams Interview, November 20, 2015

    Williams, Pat

    Pat Williams remembers his childhood in Butte, Montana, and early tenure in the Montana state legislature in the mid-to-late 20th century. Williams recalls growing up working in his father’s restauran…

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  • Hilda Denny Interview, May 26, 1977

    Denny, Hilda

    Hilda Denny gives a biographical sketch of her life, beginning with how her parents came to own a ranch in Montana, as well as the births of their four children and the unfortunate death of a son. She…

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  • Belle Fligelman Winestine Interview, August 10, 1977

    Winestine, Belle Fligelman

    Belle Fligelman Winestine describes growing up in Helena, Montana, the death of her mother and being raised by her aunt until her father remarried. She discusses the New York Dry Goods Company, a larg…

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  • The Tom Carter

    Calfee, A.B

    B and W photo of the Tom Carter steam boat. Back of photo reads, 'Tom Carter at Demersville 1889 or 90. Photo by A.B. Calfee. Poverty Ridge Collection. From Mrs. Guy Claterbuck to Thain White. Note sh…

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  • Dovie Zehnter Interview, October 21, 1976

    Zehnter, Dovie

    Dovie Zehntner recalls her family moving to Montana in 1887 and homesteading outside of Helena, Montana, where her father worked in a mine. She discusses going to school in White Sulphur Springs, Mont…

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