• Alicia Conrad Campbell Interview, November 28, 1973

    Campbell, Alicia

    Alicia Conrad Campbell, daughter of Kalispell, Montana founder Charles E. Conrad, reflects on the Conrad buffalo herd established by her father in 1900. She recalls how the herd originally grazed on t…

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  • Herb Styler and Leona Styler Interview, July 15, 1999

    Styler, Herb, Styler, Leona

    Herb Styler discusses his childhood in Minnesota, where he was born in 1923 and lived until serving in World War Two. He recalls how after returning from the service, he met and married his wife, Leon…

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  • Ivan O'Neil Interview, June 16, 2017

    O'Neil, Ivan

    Ivan O’Neil discusses his experiences as a U.S. Forest Service fire lookout at the Pioneer Ridge Lookout in the Flathead National Forest in Montana. He recalls lying about his age to get a summer job…

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  • Ramona Marchioli Interview, February 23, 1991

    Marchioli, Ramona

    Ramona Marchioli discusses her childhood and her move from Kalispell, Montana to San Francisco, California after the earthquake of 1906. She describes how she became a Ward of the State of California…

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  • Glen A. Smith Reminiscence 3, circa 1950s

    Smith, Glen A

    Glen A. Smith recalls passing his officer’s examination for the U.S. Forest Service with one of the top scores in Montana. He describes his posting in Libby, Montana, where he cleared trail and mapped…

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  • Joseph "Joe" Zelezny Interview, August 13, 1954 and August 31, 1954

    Zelezny, Joseph

    Joseph “Joe” Zelezny talks about his experiences as one of the first homesteaders on Flathead Lake, near Rollins, Montana. He describes moving to the area in 1899 by covered wagon, building a log cabi…

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  • Lawrence W. "Larry" Nash Interview, August 24, 1988

    Nash, Lawrence W

    Lawrence “Larry” Nash discusses moving from Kalispell, Montana, to Polson, Montana, with his family in 1908. He describes the early days of settlement and development in Polson, including homesteading…

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  • George Ostrom Interview, August 31, 2017

    Ostrom, George

    George Ostrom discusses his childhood in Montana, including his time spent in a mining camp where his father worked. He describes his decision to become a fire lookout during the 1940s, working mainly…

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  • Mary Heller Interview, April 30, 1977

    Heller, Mary

    Mary Heller describes how her father, George McVeigh Fisher, a Presbyterian minister from New York, moved to Montana in 1878 to start a church in Missoula, Montana. She tells of her father’s hunting t…

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