George Vogt Interview, September 1984


George Vogt


Mary Bielenberg



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George Vogt tells how his grandfather emigrated from Bavaria, Germany, to the United States in 1852, spending time in New York City and Michigan, before settling in Sula, Montana. He mentions his grandfather’s work as a miner in Phillipsburg, Montana, which provided him with funds to purchase land and livestock for his ranch in Sula. Vogt describes his father’s childhood growing up on the ranch and attending school in Corvallis. Vogt also describes the hardships of living in Sula where food was retrieved by horseback twice a year, the mail came once a month, and electricity wasn’t installed until after World War Two. He reminisces about his education in a one-room schoolhouse in Sula, high school in Hamilton, and graduating from college in Bozeman in 1929. Vogt discusses his 17 years of ranching with his wife Josephine McGlumphy Vogt, in addition to his career as a school teacher and sports coach.


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Document Type

Oral History


Immigration, Montana; German immigrants, Montana; Sula, Montana; Phillipsburg, Montana; Hamilton, Montana; Corvallis, Montana; Education, Montana; Schoolhouses, Rural; Ranchers, Montana; School teachers, Montana

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




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


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 /

Oral History Number

OH 120-020a

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (11 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:29:06 minutes

Local Filename

OH_120_020_a.mp3; OH_120_020_a.pdf

George Vogt Interview, September 1984