David Lake, Sr. Interview, February 1968
David Lake, Jr.
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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.
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
Forestry, Land Use, and Conservation Oral History Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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1 reel-to-reel: analog + 1 transcript (26 p.: 28 cm.)
Lake, David, "David Lake, Sr. Interview, February 1968" (1968). Forestry, Land Use, and Conservation Interviews Oral History Collection. 17.