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.
Missoula, Montana history; Greenough family, Missoula, Montana; Greenough Mansion; Spotswood Mansion; Spotswood family, Missoula, Montana; Pest house; Lindbergh family, Missoula, Montana
Lenora Koelbel’s Missoula History Oral History Project, OH 027, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (23 p.: 28 cm.)
Janes, Francis, "Francis Janes Interview, circa 1972" (1972). Lenora Koelbel’s Missoula History Oral History Project. 2.