Elizabeth Christy discusses growing up in Butte, Montana, during the Great Depression. She describes the mining culture, Butte nightlife, the Columbia Gardens, and the Ringling Brothers Circus. She also reminisces about running a grocery store with her husband, Matt Christy, on the corner of Granite Street and Crystal Street. Elizabeth Christy describes her adult social life, changing fashions, her grandfather’s role in building the Greenough House in Missoula, Montana, and her grandmother.
Butte, Montana; Mining town; Great Depression; Columbia Gardens, Ringling Brothers Circus; Greenough Hose; Missoula, Montana
Butte Oral History Project, OH 098, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library
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Oral History Number
OH 098-007, OH 098-008
2 sound cassettes (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (26 p.: 28 cm.)
Christy, Elizabeth, "Elizabeth Christy Interview, May 13, 1980" (1980). Butte Oral History Project. 3.