Willard “Bill” Hartley describes the logging techniques, equipment and methods of the early 20th century in western Montana. He details how the loggers moved logs from the logging camps all the way down to the train and load them. Hartley recalls the specific kinds of equipment, including slide jammers and Shay engines, that were used in the logging process. He talks about the Anaconda Copper Mining Company’s logging division which operated in Nine Mile and Blackfoot, Montana. Hartley also describes growing up in Stark, Montana, attending school there, and later attending high school in Missoula, Montana.
Logging, Montana; Logging, Nine Mile, Montana; Shay engines; Museum at Fort Missoula, Montana; Schoolhouses, Nine Mile, Montana; Stark, Montana; Logging, Blackfoot, Montana
Forestry, Land Use, and Conservation Oral History Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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1 sound cassette (60 min.): analog + 1 transcript (19 p.: 28 cm.)
Hartley, Willard A., "Willard A. "Montana Bill" Hartley Reminiscence, August 29, 1991" (1991). Forestry, Land Use, and Conservation Interviews Oral History Collection. 4.