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Art and Anna Trenkle describe the Badger Two Medicine area of Montana, adjacent to the Blackfeet Reservation and Glacier Park. Art Trenkle names and describes many of the original homesteaders in the area; he describes growing up on the Rising Wolf Ranch and his family’s outfitting business and early tourism in the area. The Trenkles also discusse natural resource use (timber, game, minerals, etc.) in the area and his opinions on a possible oil drilling project. Art recalls his experiences as a firefighter and laborer for the Forest Service.

Document Type

Oral History


Badger-Two Medicine, US Forest Service, Rising Wolf Ranch

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

Badger-Two Medicine Oral History Project, OH 416, Archives & Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana

Digital Publisher

University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library


Copyright to this collection is held by the interview participants and by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 /

Oral History Number

OH 416-001

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound file (1:08:09 min.) : digital, + 1 transcript (28 p. : 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

68:09 minutes

Local Filename

416-01.mp3; OH416-001.pdf

Art Trenkle and Anna Trenkle Interview, August 21, 2006