Otto discusses his family history, moving to Montana in 1925, and his father working for the Western Montana Lumber Company at Clark’s Mill. He talks about going to school, the Anaconda Mining Company, and the economy in the 1920s. Otto also discusses a government program to control pine beetles on Bonner Mountain and the saw mill in the 1930s, as well as going to Missoula to get relief food during the Depression. He talks about carpenters getting jobs at Clinton to build a school and the economy picking up after 1936. He ends the tape by discussing the entertainment available during the Depression, as well as the immediate effects of the time period.
This audio has not been transcribed, but a tape counter index is available.
Depression Years in Montana Oral History Project, OH 131, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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1 sound cassette (90 min.) analog + 1 tape counter index (3 p.: 28 cm.)
Otto, George M., "George M. Otto Interview, October 19, 1984" (1984). Depression Years in Montana Oral History Project. 24.