This collection includes two interviews about the Dixon-Worden family of Montana. The interviews were conducted by Teresa Hamann on October 15, 2009. The interviewees, both grandchildren of Joseph Dixon, discuss the time they spent with members of the Dixon family and at family residencies, including the Worden cabin. The original interviews are held as Oral History collection OH 430 at Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, the University of Montana.
This collection includes 2 interviews.
Charles Nelson Leach
Charles Nelson Leach, the grandson of Joseph Dixon, recalls the history of his immediate family, starting with his mother, Florence Worden Dixon Leach, and his sisters, Nancy and Carolyn Leach. He describes spending his childhood summers visiting his Dixon relatives in Missoula, Montana, at the Florence Hotel and at the Elk's Club. He also discusses his grandparents, including Joseph Dixon, and their respective histories.
Dorothy Penrose, the granddaughter of Joseph Dixon and daughter of Dorothy Dixon Allen, reflects on visiting with her Dixon-Worden relatives as a child. She describes her close relationship with her aunt, Ruth Worden, and relocating the family cabin from the island on Holland Lake in Montana to the Puget Sound in Washington.