Emma Freeze talks about her childhood experiences and memories at the Roll School and in the Bitterroot Valley during the early 1900s. She talks about her first teacher as well as specific classmates. Freeze recalls riding in a horse-drawn wagon driven by her father to school and how they kept warm by heating charcoal briquettes and putting them near their feet. She also recalls the sawmill her father used to operate up Fred Burr Creek.
Bitterroot Valley, Montana; Victor, Montana; Roll School; Education, Montana; Schoolhouses, rural; Ravalli County, Montana; One-room schoolhouses; Sawmills; Fred Burr Creek
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 (2 p.: 28 cm.)
Freeze, Emma, "Emma Van Blaricom Freeze Interview, circa 1978" (1978). Bitterroot Historical Society Oral History Project. 32.