Margaret Woolaghan Nelson Interview, circa 1978

Interviewee

Margaret Nelson

Interviewer

May Vallance

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Description

Margaret Woolaghan Nelson describes her childhood in the Bitterroot Valley, Montana, during the early 1900s. She recalls her family moving to the valley from Butte, Montana, due to her father’s poor health. She discusses significant events in her childhood like her father’s funeral and her mother giving birth to Nelson’s younger sister. Nelson talks about her elementary education at the Fairview School, before the family relocated to Hamilton, Montana, where she attended the old Washington School and her teacher recommended she move down a grade. She concludes the interview by reminiscing about the time before her father died when her family went to cut a Christmas tree.

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Document Type

Oral History

Subjects

Hamilton, Montana; Education, Montana; Schoolhouses, rural; Sawmills; Fairview School; Old Washington School; Butte, Montana; Silicosis; Black lung; Homesteading schools; Ravalli County, Montana; Bitterroot Valley, Montana

Original Date

1978

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana

Language

eng

Original Collection

Bitterroot Historical Society Oral History Project, OH 120, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library

Rights

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 / library.archives@umontana.edu

Oral History Number

OH 120-002b

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (60 min.) analog + 1 transcript (3 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:07:35 minutes

Local Filename

OH_120_002_b.mp3; OH_120_002_b.pdf

Margaret Woolaghan Nelson Interview, circa 1978

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