This collection includes ten interviews detailing growing up in Garnet, Montana, during the early to mid-20th century, attending school there, and the mining economy of the town. The interviews were conducted from 1999 to 2003 by Darla Bruner, Dick Fichtler, and Valerie K. Schafer. The interviewees discuss the town’s dependence on mining and how people moved away in the 1930s and ‘40s as the mines closed. They also describe daily life in Garnet, their childhood activities, and the self-sufficiency of the town’s residents who hunted, fished, and gardened. The original interviews are held as Oral History collection OH 379 at Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula.
This collection includes 10 interviews.