Valerie K. Schafer
Sharon Baldwin recounts the history of her Swedish grandparents who moved to Garnet, Montana, in 1902 and four of their five children while living there. She talks about her grandfather, Nels Seadin, who was a miner and became the postmaster after he got too old to work in the mines. Baldwin discusses her parents’ marriage and their decision to leave Garnet in 1939 when the mines shut down. She recalls how they visited Garnet in the summer, and she knew the nationality of the people who built the cabins in Garnet by their construction and design methods.
A portion of this interview was edited from the transcript and audio at the request of the interviewee.
Garnet, Montana; Mining, Montana; Mining towns, Montana; Ghost towns, 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 (9 p.: 28 cm.)
Baldwin, Sharon, "Sharon Baldwin Interview, August 1, 2003" (2003). Garnet Preservation Association Oral History Project. 9.