Ruth Sale describes her family’s lumber business—Polley’s Lumber Company—which her grandfather started and her father operated. She mentions the collapse of the business due to the crash of 1929 and the ensuing Great Depression. Sale recalls how the Depression affected her personally such as not being able to live in the sorority house at the University of Montana due to the expense, and having to find work after graduating. She also reminisces about attending the University and what she and her sorority sisters did for fun.
Great Depression (1929-1939); Lumber trade; University of Montana
Depression Years in Montana Oral History Project, OH 131, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana-Missoula. Mansfield Library
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1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (9 p.: 28 cm.)
Sale, Ruth, "Ruth Sale Interview, September 18, 1984" (1984). Depression Years in Montana Oral History Project. 1.