Dorothy Melvin discusses the events leading up to her parents’ marriage, the ranches her family owned in Jackson, Montana and Wisdom, Montana, and the bar and ice cream parlors they later owned in Butte, Montana. She describes attending Butte High School, going to dances, and working in a laundry during the late 1930s and early 1940s. Melvin talks about meeting and marrying her husband, Robert Melvin, and his work in the Butte mines. She recalls the accident he suffered following an explosion in one of the mines and the difficulties they faced after he lost his leg.
Butte, Montana; Jackson, Montana; Wisdom, Montana; Ranch work; Butte mines; Mining injuries
Butte Oral History Project, OH 098, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (16 p.: 28 cm.)
Melvin, Dorothy, "Dorothy Melvin Interview, May 16, 1980" (1980). Butte Oral History Project. 23.