William “Bill” Dufresne, Margaret Allen Dufresne and Julia Dufresne Van Holt Interview, March 12, 1976
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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.
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
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 (7 pp.: 28 cm.)
Dufresne, William; Dufresne, Margaret; and Van Holt, Julia, "William “Bill” Dufresne, Margaret Allen Dufresne and Julia Dufresne Van Holt Interview, March 12, 1976" (1976). Frenchtown Historical Society Oral History Project. 22.