Margaret Cunningham describes growing up in Butte, Montana during the early 20th century. She talks about her social life, working as a clerk, and living through the Great Depression. Cunningham discusses Butte’s Columbia Gardens, dance halls and entertainment venues as well as the different local businesses that shaped Butte’s culture. She describes the different neighborhoods in Butte, including Walkerville, Centerville, String Town, and Butcher Town.
Butte, Montana; the Great Depression; Columbia Gardens; Walkerville; Centerville; String Town; Butcher Town; Works Progress Administration [WPA]
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 098-014, OH 098-015
2 sound cassettes (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (21 p.: 28 cm.)
Cunningham, Margaret, "Margaret Cunningham Interview, April 24, 1980" (1980). Butte Oral History Project. 7.