• Florence Stafferson Interview, August 1, 1977

    Stafferson, Florence

    Florence Stafferson describes her parents’ emigration from Sweden to Montana where her father opened a general store in Anaconda. She discusses her childhood growing up around the smokestack and smelt…

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  • Sarah Caroline Ross Johnston Interview, January 6, 1988

    Ross Johnston, Sarah Caroline

    Sarah Caroline Ross Johnston speaks about her life beginning in the late 1800s, and her family’s history in Montana and Illinois. She recalls her childhood and her education, which included her attend…

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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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  • Margaret Wallin Interview, October 30, 1977

    Wallin, Margaret

    Margaret Wallin tells how her father moved to Miles City, Montana, in 1884 to work for the railroad, with her mother following in 1892. Wallin describes growing up on a ranch outside of Rosebud, Monta…

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  • Sally McClay Brutto and Frank Brutto Interview, October 1984

    Brutto, Sally McClay, Brutto, Frank

    Sallie Maclay Brutto begins by telling her family’s history and how they came to the Bitterroot Valley during the late 1800s. She recalls her siblings and the schools she attended as a child, as well…

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  • Alfred E. Deschamps Interview, April 26, 1976

    Deschamps, Alfred E

    Alfred E. Deschamps recalls how his father emigrated from Montreal, Canada, to the Frenchtown valley in Montana in 1878, and how his mother emigrated from New Brunswick, Canada, in 1886. He talks abou…

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  • Edward E. Mosier Interview, November 28, 1989

    Mosier, Edward E

    Edward Mosier discusses growing up in Montana during the Great Depression where he lived part time with his father in Deer Lodge and part time with his aunt and uncle’s ranch at Gold Creek. He describ…

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  • Lee Christensen Interview, February 14, 1988

    Christensen, Lee

    Lee Christensen discusses his career as a hay derrick—also known as beaver slides or stackers—builder, which started in the 1920s when he apprenticed with another builder before striking out on his ow…

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  • Lettie Cook Interview, August 1, 1981

    Cook, Lettie

    Lettie Cook describes moving with her family to a ranch her father bought in Neihart, Montana, in 1914. She discusses the chores she did as a small child and horseback riding in dresses. Cook details…

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  • Mildred Walker Interview, September 11, 1986

    Walker, Mildred

    Mildred Walker reminisces about her friendship with Montana artist Fra Dana and how their relationship during Dana’s sickness in later years. Walker notes that Dana gave her a personal journal to use…

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  • Pierre Charbono Reminiscence, circa 1970s

    Charbono, Pierre

    In this self-recorded reminiscence, Pierre Charbono describes his experiences working as a sheep herder, farmer, and rancher. He details the process of buying, selling, and training horses, as well as…

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  • Florence Cowan Interview, April 1977

    Cowan, Florence

    Florence Cowan discusses the various homesteads, desert claims, and tree claims that her parents took out in Montana, the births of her nine siblings, and her parents’ separation. She describes how he…

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