Florida LaCasse, and her daughter Angelina LaCasse discuss homesteading in the Frenchtown Valley. Florida LaCasse relates the history of the Jette family and how they immigrated from Montreal, Canada, to Montana. She describes the Glaude and Cormier sawmill and the Ross and Donlan sawmill as well as other geographic features near the Jette homestead. Angelina LaCasse and her mother talk about the daily chores they did, such as canning, and when they first got electricity. They also recall St. John’s Day celebrations, the flood of 1908, and the fire of 1911.
Frenchtown, Montana; Catholic Church, Montana; Immigration, Montana; French-Canadian immigrants; Jette family; LaCasse family; Ross and Donlan sawmill; Glaude and Cormier sawmill; St. John’s Day
Frenchtown Historical Society Oral History Project, OH 047, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (47 p.: 28 cm.)
LaCasse, Florida Jette and LaCasse, Angelina, "Florida Jette LaCasse and Angelina LaCasse Interview, circa 1975-1976" (1976). Frenchtown Historical Society Oral History Project. 18.