Arthur Donlan Interview
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Arthur Donlan tells how his parent immigrated to the Frenchtown valley in Montana in 1892. He talks about his father working in the lumber camps in western Montana before setting up a sawmill in the valley. Donlan recalls early logging methods including the use of cross-cut saws, and the volume that his father’s mill moved on a daily basis. He describes his father’s efforts, along with other members of the community, to obtain Works Progress Administration [WPA] funds to build an irrigation district in the valley.
Only a partial transcript of this interview exists. The audio is missing.
Logging methods, Montana; Sawmills, Montana; Homesteading, Montana; Lumber camps, Montana; Works Progress Administration [WPA]; Donlan family; Frenchtown, Montana; Sanders County, Montana
Frenchtown Historical Society Oral History Project, OH 047, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana-Missoula. Mansfield Library
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1 transcript (6 p.: 28 cm.)
Donlan, Arthur, "Arthur Donlan Interview" (1975). Frenchtown Historical Society Oral History Project. 10.