William “Bill” Dufresne, Margaret Allen Dufresne and Julia Dufresne Van Holt Interview, March 12, 1976

Title

William “Bill” Dufresne, Margaret Allen Dufresne and Julia Dufresne Van Holt Interview, March 12, 1976

Interviewer

Barbara Frey

Files

Download Transcript of William Dufresne, Margaret Dufresne, and Julia Van Holt Interview (208 KB)

Description

William Dufresne, Margaret Dufresne, and Julia Van Holt share their childhood memories of growing up in the Frenchtown Valley in Montana during the early 20th century. They talk about attending one-room schools in Frenchtown and Huson, as well as their neighbors including the Jettes, Slocums, and Matts. They discuss mail delivery, the railroad trestle bridge located between the Scheffer and Rose homesteads, and the gold delivery system from prospectors at Martina to the stamp mill. William Dufresne shares stories about working as a sawyer with his brothers and father. Only a transcript of this interview exists. The audio is missing.

Document Type

Oral History

Subjects

Teachers, Montana; Frenchtown, Montana; One-room schools, Montana; Dufresne family; Jette family; Slocum family; Matt family; Mail delivery; Logging, Montana; Gold mining; Prospecting; Catholic church, Montana

Original Date

3-12-1976

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 047-025b

Media Type

Text

Original Format

1 transcript (7 pp.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

application/pdf

Local Filename

OH_047_025b.pdf

William “Bill” Dufresne, Margaret Allen Dufresne and Julia Dufresne Van Holt Interview, March 12, 1976

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