Glenna Moore recalls life during the Great Depression in various places throughout Montana, such as Missoula, Phillipsburg, and Stryker, while she and her husband worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps. Moore describes teaching young illiterate CCC members how to read and write. She also discusses the social and psychological effects of the Depression that she witnessed among her family member especially when they had difficulty finding work or when their paychecks were significantly less than normal. Moore concludes by describing the ways people entertained themselves in Montana during the Depression, including playing cards, visiting friends, going on picnics. She notes that while living in Philipsburg, she and her husband would travel to Meaderville where many people would go from bar to bar and visit with friends, sing, dance, and then not get home until the next morning.
Great Depression, 1929-1939; U.S. Forest Service; Missoula, Montana; Phillipsburg, Montana; Stryker, Montana; Civilian Conservation Corps [CCC]; Meaderville, Montana; Entertainment; Chet Huntley; 1930s radio shows; 1930s soap operas
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 (8 p.: 28 cm.)
Moore, Glenna, "Glenna Moore Interview, September 11, 1984" (1984). Depression Years in Montana Oral History Project. 11.