Edna Johnson Thomas recounts her career as a school teacher in the Bitterroot Valley for 42 years during the early to mid-20th century. She describes the difficulties of being a 19-year-old woman teaching boys who were sometimes larger than she was. Thomas recounts a story about a student who was expelled after shooting the school windows.
Hamilton Heights School; Hamilton, Montana; Corvallis, Montana; Bitterroot Valley, Montana; Education, Montana; Schoolhouses, rural; Homesteading schools; Ravalli County, Montana
Bitterroot Historical Society Oral History Project, OH 120, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library
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1 sound cassette (60 min.) analog + 1 transcript (1 p.: 28 cm.)
Thomas, Edna, "Edna Johnson Thomas Interview, circa 1978" (1978). Bitterroot Historical Society Oral History Project. 14.