Hazel Marsh Interview, October 24, 1989

Interviewee

Hazel Marsh

Interviewer

Jim Scott

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Description

Hazel Marsh discusses the history of Bearmouth, Montana. She describes how the area was settled by the Lannen family, Irish immigrants, in 1865. She discusses how John Lannen subsisted through exchanging currency for gold, ferrying across the Clark Fork River, and by providing supplies for miners in Garnet, Montana and Beartown, Montana. Marsh also describes the population boom in the area when the Northern Pacific Railroad depot was built in 1883 and how the original Lannen family home became a hotel for travelers, miners, and railroad workers.

Document Type

Oral History

Subjects

Bearmouth, Montana; Clark Fork River; Western expansion; John Lannen; Garnet, Montana; Beartown, Montana; Northern Pacific Railroad

Original Date

10-24-1989

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana

Language

eng

Original Collection

Hazel Marsh Interviews Oral History Project, OH 244, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana-Missoula. Mansfield Library

Rights

Copyright to this collection is held by the interview participants and by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 / library.archives@umontana.edu

Oral History Number

OH 244-001

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (31 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:02:29 minutes

Local Filename

OH_244_001.mp3; OH_244_001.pdf

Hazel Marsh Interview, October 24, 1989

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