Cynthia Bouchard Interview, October 10, 1984


Cynthia Bouchard


Gladys Peterson



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Cynthia Bouchard recalls how she and her husband moved to Bonner, Montana in 1924 after they were married, and how her husband got a job as a truck driver for the Anaconda Company [ACM] mill where he worked the entire time the Bouchard family resided in Bonner. Bouchard talks about her four kids who were all raised in Bonner and attended school. She mentions that none of her kids worked for the mill because they all joined the U.S. military after high school. Bouchard describes being very fortunate at the time of the Great Depression. She explains how the Anaconda Company, particularly the mill manager Mr. Lubrecht helped their employees and their families, by extending credit for groceries and rent and plowing up a community garden plot behind the mill.


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Document Type

Oral History


Bonner, Montana; Milltown, Montana; Anaconda Copper Mining Company [ACM]; Anaconda sawmill, Montana; Lumber mills, Montana; Great Depression, 1929-1939; U.S. military; World War, 1939-1945; Vietnam War, 1955-1975; Margaret Hotel, Bonner, Montana

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Time Period

Twentieth century

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Original Collection

Depression Years in Montana Oral History Project, OH 131, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library


Copyright to this collection is held by the interview participants and by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 /

Oral History Number

OH 131-001a

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (9 p.: 28 cm.)

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audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:25:52 minutes

Local Filename

OH_131_011_a.mp3; OH_131_011_a.pdf

Cynthia Bouchard Interview, October 10, 1984