Valerie K. Schafer
Lester Robinson describes growing up in a family of three boys and four girls. He talks about how the family moved to Garnet, Montana, in 1937. Robinson describes the construction of the mine tunnels, discusses what it was like to help his father in the mine, and compares gold mining with phosphate mining. He reminisces about skiing in the winter, playing games during the summer, and getting an education in a one-room schoolhouse. He briefly mentions some of the people he knew in Garnet.
Garnet, Montana; Mining, Montana; Mining towns, Montana; Ghost towns, Montana; Drummond, Montana; Great Depression
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.)
Robinson, Lester, "Lester Robinson Interview" (2001). Garnet Preservation Society Oral History Project. 5.