David Lake, Sr. Interview, February 1968

Title

David Lake, Sr. Interview, February 1968

Interviewee

David Lake

Interviewer

David Lake, Jr.

Files

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Description

David Lake, Sr. discusses working as a cowboy during the late 19th century in Eastern Montana. He describes working on logging projects with his uncle, looking for work during the Silver Panic of 1893, and the McKinley Tariff Bill of 1890. He discusses taking a job as a fire lookout with the U.S. Forest Service in 1915 and eventually overseeing the Blake Creek Site while living in Judith Gap, Montana. Lake recalls stories from his time with the U.S. Forest Service, including tales of fires and blizzards. He describes moving to Harlowton, Montana, in 1936 and later running for mayor. This interview is not guided by questions. It mainly consists of David Lake, Sr. recounting stories from his past. The audio for this interview is very poor and has not been digitized.

Document Type

Oral History

Subjects

Montana History; Silver Panic of 1893; McKinley Tariff Bill of 1890; Blake Creek Site; Montana politics; Harlowton, Montana; Logging, Montana; Eastern Montana; U.S. Forest Service; Judith Gap, Montana; Weather, blizzards; Forest fires

Original Date

2-1968

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana

Language

eng

Original Collection

Forestry, Land Use, and Conservation Oral History Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library

Rights

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 / library.archives@umontana.edu

Oral History Number

OH 405-001

Media Type

Text

Original Format

1 reel-to-reel: analog + 1 transcript (26 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

application/pdf

Local Filename

OH_405_001.pdf

David Lake, Sr. Interview, February 1968

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