John Howe, Jr. Interview, October 1984

Interviewee

John Howe Jr.

Interviewer

Mary Bielenberg

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Description

John Howe, Jr. reminisces about the co-op creamery his father established in Stevensville, Montana, in 1910. He describes various aspects of the industry such as butter, cheese, and ice cream making processes, refrigeration difficulties, and creamery regulations. Howe discusses some of the awards his father’s creamer won for its cheese and butter at venues such as the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis, Missouri. He recalls how the family’s creamery burned down in 1912, was rebuilt, and returned to production in 90 days.

Document Type

Oral History

Subjects

Stevensville, Montana; Bitterroot Valley, Montana; Creamery industry, Montana; Creameries, Montana; Dairy industry, 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 120-019b

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (15 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:32:17 minutes

Local Filename

OH_120_019_b.mp3; OH_120_019_b.pdf

John Howe, Jr. Interview, October 1984

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