Ruth Cameron and Ray Blaquiere Interview, September 12, 1997


Judith Pressmar and Cathy Luiken



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Ruth Cameron recounts her childhood in Harlowtown, Montana, and her experience with the U.S. Forest Service through her husband’s career. She discusses their residences at several Forest Service ranger stations. She details her married activities, such as cooking and hiring transient help for her family’s ranch. Cameron recounts some local history of the railroad, and finishes with commentary on the relationship between the Forest Service and the community.

Document Type

Oral History


Harlowtown, Montana; Lewis and Clark National Forest; U.S. Forest Service; Forest Service ranger stations; Homemakers, Montana; Ranchers, Montana

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

Lewis and Clark National Forest Passport in Time Interviews, OH 365, 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 365-017

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (29 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:40:21 minutes

Local Filename

OH_365_017.mp3; OH_365_017.pdf

Ruth Cameron and Ray Blaquiere Interview, September 12, 1997