Marie Louise Plourd, Dona Plourd Corr, and Ida Longpre Interview, April 24, 1975


Barbara Frey and Merle Johnston



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Marie Plourd, Dona Corr, and Ida Longpre discuss Pete Scheffer, describing how he came to live in Frenchtown, his wife, and his residency. They then go on to discuss his family, focusing primarily on his children. Dona Corr and Ida Longpre describe attending the Miron School, O’Keefe School and the Catholic school in Frenchtown, Montana. Marie Plourd gives a brief synopsis of her life, including where she attended school in Frenchtown, going to business college in Missoula, and marrying her hundred in 1929. She also discusses games she played with her sister and chores that she did as a child. She ends the interview by translating from French for her mother, who speaks about celebrating St. John’s Day.


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Document Type

Oral History


Frenchtown, Montana; Scheffer family; Longpre family; Plourd family; Miron School; O’Keefe School; Catholic church, Montana; St. John’s Day; French-Canadian immigrants; Immigration, Montana

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




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


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 /

Oral History Number

OH 047-011

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (00:30:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (12 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:30:06 minutes

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Marie Louise Plourd, Dona Plourd Corr, and Ida Longpre Interview, April 24, 1975