Edna Brooks Giesy Interview, February 17, 1978

Interviewee

Edna Giesy

Interviewer

May Vallance

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Description

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.

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Document Type

Oral History

Subjects

Bitterroot Valley, Montana; Birch Creek School; Ravalli County, Montana; Education, Montana; Schoolhouses, rural; Brooks Hotel; Corvallis, Montana

Original Date

2-17-1978

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 120-006b

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (60 min.) analog + 1 transcript (4 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:10:13 minutes

Local Filename

OH_120_006_b.mp3; OH_120_006_b.pdf

Edna Brooks Giesy Interview, February 17, 1978

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