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.
Bearmouth, Montana; Clark Fork River; Western expansion; John Lannen; Garnet, Montana; Beartown, Montana; Northern Pacific Railroad
Hazel Marsh Interviews Oral History Project, OH 244, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (31 p.: 28 cm.)
Marsh, Hazel, "Hazel Marsh Interview, October 24, 1989" (1989). Hazel Marsh Interviews Oral History Project. 1.