June Hartley Howe Interview, October 1984

Interviewee

June Howe

Interviewer

Mary Bielenberg

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Description

June Hartley Howe reminisces about her parents moving to Hamilton, Montana, in 1904 and her father’s establishment of the Bitterroot Steam Laundry. She recalls life in early 20th century Hamilton and describes the town’s hotels, including the fire that destroyed the Ravalli Hotel. She discusses local businesses, including Valley Mercantile and Lucas Opera House, as well as the red-light district. She also mentions serving as organist at a few churches in Hamilton.

Document Type

Oral History

Subjects

Bitterroot Valley, Montana; Hamilton, Montana; Bitterroot Steam Laundry; Valley Mercantile; Lucas Opera House; Red light districts, Montana

Original Date

10-1984

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 120-019a

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (12 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:28:00 minutes

Local Filename

OH_120_019_a.mp3; OH_120_019_a.pdf

June Hartley Howe Interview, October 1984

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