Bill and Ellen Gallagher of Phillipsburg, Montana, describe growing up in Anaconda, Montana, their Catholic education, and the Anaconda smelter. They talk about Irish cultural traditions that were part of their childhood, including a belief in banshees, participating in wakes, and learning Irish history in school. The interviewee's full birth date has been restricted in this interview.
Anaconda, Montana; Irish immigrants, Montana; Catholic Church; Irish culture; Irish traditions
The Gathering: Collected Oral Histories of the Irish in Montana, OH 435, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana
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1 sound file (01:37:33): digital + 1 transcript (60pp.: 28 cm.)
Gallagher, William and Gallagher, Ellen Frances Mary, "Bill Gallagher and Ellen Gallagher Interview, October 25, 2010" (2010). The Gathering: Collected Oral Histories of the Irish in Montana. OH 435-012.