Lewis

Interviewee

Lewis Miller

Interviewer

Kelly Keim and Cathy Luiken

Files

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Description

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.

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Immigration, Montana; Big Snowies mountain range; Carless Creek, Montana; Swimming Woman Creek, Montana; Hunting, Montana; Forest fires; Firefighters; Moonshining, Montana; Tourism, Montana; Mining, Montana

Original Date

9-11-1997

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana

Language

eng

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

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 365-006

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (11 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:39:24 minutes

Local Filename

OH_365_006.mp3; OH_365_006.pdf

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