Interviewed by Bob Brown on April 27, 2005. Poore discusses the interaction between the Anaconda Company and the city of Butte, Montana. He describes the Columbia Gardens Amusement Park. He discusses his relationship with the William A. Clark family (his wife's grandfather was Francis Wharton, Clark's "right-hand man"), the John Ryan family, the Cornelius Kelley family, and others. He talks about the Anaconda lobbyists and executives that he knew personally; his law practice in Butte and some of the cases he tried during the McCarthy era; and politicians he knew. He ends with comments on the relationship between the Anaconda Company, Montana Power, and Montana society. Robert is a Butte attorney.
Bob Brown Oral History Project OH-396, Archives & Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana
University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library
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1 sound file (86 min.) : digital, WAV file (434 Mb), + 1 transcript (48 p. ; 28 cm.)
Poore, Robert, "Robert Poore interview" (2005). Bob Brown Oral History Project. OH396-18.