Frank Fitzgerald talks about his childhood in Garnet, Montana, during the early 20th century when the mines were ceasing production. He recalls how his father, a miner, took many jobs, before the family moved to Hamilton, Montana, in 1918. Frank describes playing games with the neighborhood children and visiting nearby towns. He details moving back to Garnet after World War Two and rebuilding his parents’ house. Fitzgerald discusses long-time Garnet residents including Billy Liberty and Frank Davey, who still lived there when he returned, community activities such as dances, and the town’s tourist industry.
Garnet, Montana; Mining, Montana; Mining towns, Montana; Ghost towns, Montana; Hamilton, Montana; World War, 1939-1945; Tourism, Montana; General stores, Montana; Frank Davey, Garnet, Montana
Garnet Preservation Association Oral History Project, OH 379, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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1 sound cassette (01:30:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (27 p.: 28 cm.)
Fitzgerald, Frank, "Frank Fitzgerald Interview" (1999). Garnet Preservation Society Oral History Project. 1.