Caitlin DeSilvey and Minie Smith
OH419-02: Wilfred Thibodeau, Known as “Fritz,” moved to the Milltown area in 1928 after his father had died, to be near his mother’s family who had settled near Frenchtown. His brothers worked at the Anaconda Mill, but initially Fritz went to work for the Civilian Conservation Corps in the quartermaster’s office. He was then hired as a civilian employee of the Army in purchasing for 10 years (at Fort Missoula and San Francisco). He returned to the area and worked in the Purchasing Dept. of the mill for 6 years, but left when they put him in the lumber yard. He would return to the mill in the purchasing department, eventually becoming the purchasing agent until he retired. Shortly after he was elected a Missoula County Commissioner in 1974 and served one 6 year term. The interview discusses his life in Milltown-Bonner and the changes he has observed, as well as his experiences raising a family in Pine Grove.
Milltown Dam, Milltown, Montana; Thibodeau, Wilfred, 1913-;
Milltown Oral History Project OH-419, Archives & Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana
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1 sound disc (1:05:44 min.) : digital, + 1 transcript (23 p. : 28 cm.)
Thibodeau, Wilfred V., "Wilfred V. Thibodeau interview" (2007). Milltown Oral History Project. OH 419-002.