James Bell

Interviewee

James Bell Armstrong

Interviewer

Ina Tascher

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Description

James “J. B.” Armstrong talks about hauling grain to Baker, South Dakota, in his truck, which he called “Tilly the toiler.” Armstrong remembers various storeowners and residents of Ekalaka, Montana. He discusses George Cleveland and his family who were part of a freight team. Armstrong talks about his friend John McNarey, who lost a leg to frostbite, and the blacksmith helped him make a prosthetic. He discusses the Carter County Geological Museum and recalls various people involved in its operation. Armstrong also talks about Joe Herman, a German immigrant who started the Mill Iron outfit. Armstrong talks about his daughters Fanny and Pearl, and he discusses the Landis family who settled in the Long Pine Hills country in 1902.

This audio has not been transcribed, but a tape counter index is available.

Document Type

Oral History

Subjects

Cowhands; Pioneering; Montana; Baker, South Dakota; Trucking; Freighting; Ekalaka, Montana; Blacksmithing; Immigration, Montana; German immigrants; Mill Iron outfit; Long Pine Hills

Original Date

1-1-1957

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana

Language

eng

Original Collection

James Bell “J. B.” Armstrong Oral History Project, OH 034, 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 034-004

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 reel-to-reel: analog + 1 tape counter index (6 p.: 28 cm)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

02:08:45 minutes

Local Filename

OH_034_004.mp3; OH_034_004_TCI.pdf

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