Arthur Donlan Interview

Title

Arthur Donlan Interview

Interviewee

Arthur Donlan

Interviewer

Ethel MacDonald

Files

Download Transcript of Arthur Donlan Interview (634 KB)

Description

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.

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Logging methods, Montana; Sawmills, Montana; Homesteading, Montana; Lumber camps, Montana; Works Progress Administration [WPA]; Donlan family; Frenchtown, Montana; Sanders County, Montana

Original Date

2-1975

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana

Language

eng

Original Collection

Frenchtown Historical Society Oral History Project, OH 047, 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 047-017

Media Type

Text

Original Format

1 transcript (6 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

application/pdf

Local Filename

OH_047_017.pdf

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