Kelly Keim and Cathy Luiken
Lewis “Lew” Miller describes his early childhood, including his move from Kansas to Montana with his family during the early 20th century. He discusses the Snowy Mountains including his first job herding sheep in the “Big Snowies.” He mentions Careless Creek and Swimming Woman Creek, hunting, forest fire fighting, and moonshining in the area. Miller describes an incident with summer tourists and speculates on the scattered history of mining in the area.
Immigration, Montana; Big Snowies mountain range; Carless Creek, Montana; Swimming Woman Creek, Montana; Hunting, Montana; Forest fires; Firefighters; Moonshining, Montana; Tourism, Montana; Mining, Montana
Lewis and Clark National Forest Passport in Time Interviews, OH 365, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana-Missoula. Mansfield Library
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1 sound cassette (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (11 p.: 28 cm.)
Miller, Lewis, "Lewis "Lew" Miller Interview, September 11, 1997" (1997). Lewis and Clark National Forest Passport in Time Oral History Project. 15.