Frenchtown Residents Interview
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Goldie Cole Dufresne, Julian Dufresne, Margaret Allen Dufresne, William Dufresne, Anna Mildred Mueller Dufresne, Mamie Reeves, Louise Williams, and Julia Dufresne Van Holt share their childhood memories of growing up in the Frenchtown Valley in Montana during the early 20th century. They talk about attending various one-room schools, their neighbors and various business owners they recall, the wildlife they saw, and the various Catholic priests who were assigned to the Frenchtown parish, including Father Lionel Legris. They mention business and landmarks including the Glaude Hotel, and attending mass on Sundays where each family had its own pew. They talk at length about the logging activities in the valley as well as gold mining.
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Teachers, Montana; Frenchtown, Montana; One-room schools, Montana; Father Lionel Legris; Glaude Hotel, Montana; Glaude family; Dufresne family; Logging, Montana; Gold mining; Prospecting; Catholic church, 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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Dufresne, Goldie; Dufresne, Julian; Dufresne, Margaret; Dufresne, William; Dufresne, Anna Mildred; Reeves, Mamie; Williams, Louise; and Van Holt, Julia, "Frenchtown Residents Interview" (1976). Frenchtown Historical Society Oral History Project. 17.