Francis Janes Interview, circa 1972


Francis Janes


Lenora Koebel



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Frances Janes discusses various aspects of the history of Missoula, Montana, that she recalled from her childhood and her own research. She talks about large city fires and the locations of old stores and government buildings. Janes discusses the firemen’s ball and various photographs that document the event in 1899. She talks about the public pool on Bank Street and recalls swimming there as a child. She tells stories about the Greenough family and describes the interior and exterior of their mansion. Janes also discusses the Spotswood family and the interior of their mansion. She describes the old city pest house that once housed smallpox patients and mentions the Lindbergh family.


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Document Type

Oral History


Missoula, Montana history; Greenough family, Missoula, Montana; Greenough Mansion; Spotswood Mansion; Spotswood family, Missoula, Montana; Pest house; Lindbergh family, Missoula, Montana

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

Lenora Koelbel Missoula History Oral History Project, OH 027, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library


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 /

Oral History Number

OH 027-007

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (23 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:00:30 minutes

Local Filename

OH_027_007.mp3; OH_027_007.pdf

Francis Janes Interview, circa 1972