• Al Wise Interview, May 26, 1999

    Wise, Al

    Al Wise shares a number of colorful anecdotes about his life from living in Illinois until he was married, then moving to the Swan Valley in Montana in 1932 for employment. He recalls homesteading the…

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  • Gyda Newman and Bob Newman Interview, February 1, 1999

    Newman, Gyda, Newman, Bob

    Gyda Newman briefly describes her father’s job with the U.S. Forest Service and when her family moved from the Swan Valley into Missoula, Montana. Bob Newman recalls when his parents purchased a home…

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  • Ernie Jellison Interview, September 17, 1997

    Jellison, Ernie

    Ernie Jellison describes the construction and layout of his family’s cabin, homesteads and other buildings in Two Dot and Harlowton, Montana. He recalls sheepherding and ranch work as well as his fath…

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  • Arthur Donlan Interview, February 1, 1975

    Donlan, Arthur

    Arthur Donlan tells how his parent immigrated to the Frenchtown valley in Montana in 1892. He talks about his father working in the lumber camps in western Montana before setting up a sawmill in the v…

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  • Gertrude Rognlie Interview, November 26, 1994

    Rognlie, Gertrude

    Gertrude Rognlie talks about growing up in Somers, Montana, during the 1920s and 1930s. She recalls what it was like living in a company town and what happened to the town after the Somers Lumber Comp…

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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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