Anna Marinovich recalls the story of her mother moving to Anaconda, Montana, as a mail-order bride from Yugoslavia. Marinovish describes her family’s experiences in Butte, Montana, the boarding house her mother ran, and meeting her own husband in that boarding house. Marinovich discusses her relationship with her mother, who was reluctant to let her marry. She reminisces about popular characters around Butte, including Crazy Mary, Crazy Mullaney, and Tony the Trader’s family. Marinovich describes the different ethnicities living in Butte and her family’s experiences during the Spanish Influenza epidemic and the Panic of 1907.
Butte, Montana; Boarding houses; Spanish Influenza; Panic of 1907; Mail order brides; Eastern European immigration, Montana; Anaconda, Montana; Crazy Mary, Butte; Crazy Mullaney, Butte; Tony the Trader, Butte
Butte Oral History Project, OH 098, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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Oral History Number
OH 098-031, 032
2 sound cassettes (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (53 p.: 28 cm.)
Marinovich, Anna, "Anna Marinovich Interview, May 28, 1980" (1980). Butte Oral History Project. 24.