Edna Giesy discusses how her family settled in Montana in the late 1800s and started ranching. She tells stories about about her uncles, aunts, and mother growing up and getting married. Giesy speaks about the Birch Creek School, which both she and her mother attended, and the social programs that were hosted there. She also discusses her family’s move to Corvallis in 1914 and how that move unintentionally launched them into the hotel business.
Bitterroot Valley, Montana; Birch Creek School; Ravalli County, Montana; Education, Montana; Schoolhouses, rural; Brooks Hotel; Corvallis, Montana
Bitterroot Historical Society Oral History Project, OH 120, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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1 sound cassette (60 min.) analog + 1 transcript (4 p.: 28 cm.)
Giesy, Edna, "Edna Brooks Giesy Interview, February 17, 1978" (1978). Bitterroot Historical Society Oral History Project. 21.