Jeannette Summers Johnson discusses her experiences as a schoolgirl in the late 1800s in the Bitterroot Valley as well as her family’s history. She recalls attending the one-room Skalkaho School and reminisces about fellow classmates, teachers, and the schoolhouse itself. Johnson also talks about her mother and father’s respective histories and how they came to live in the Bitterroot Valley and marry each other. She remembers moving around Montana from a ranch with 1,000 acres to a house in Hamilton owned by Marcus Daly.
Ravalli County, Montana; Skalkaho School; Education, Montana; Schoolhouses, rural; Hamilton, Montana; Corvallis, Montana; Bitterroot Valley, Montana; One-room schoolhouses; Marcus Daly
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 (6 p.: 28 cm.)
Johnson, Jeannette, "Jeannette Summers Johnson Interview, circa 1978" (1978). Bitterroot Historical Society Oral History Project. 29.