Donald Grant



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Donald MacKenzie gives a short speech to members of the Walford Senior Center in Missoula, Montana, about his days as a logger. MacKenzie talks about working for the Big Blackfoot Milling Company and the Anaconda Copper Mining Company during the 1910s and 1920s. He describes the logging activities that occurred in the Nine Mile area of Montana and on the Blackfoot River. MacKenzie recalls the low pay, the long hours, and general daily activities of loggers during that time.

Document Type

Oral History


Nine Mile, Montana; Nine Mile Valley, Montana; Blackfoot River; Anaconda Copper Mining Company; Big Blackfoot Milling Company; Logging, Montana; Loggers, Montana; Donald Grant MacKenzie, Montana

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




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


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 /

Oral History Number

OH 077-001

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 reel-to-reel (unknown length) analog + 1 transcript (12 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:34:00 minutes

Local Filename

OH_077_001.mp3; OH_077_001.pdf

Donald Grant