Charles Meyers and Grace Meyers Interview, September 10, 1997


Kelly Keim and Cathy Luiken



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Charles and Grace Meyers tell stories about both of their parents homesteading near Judith Gap, Montana. They discuss growing up in the area, identifying surrounding schools, homesteading plots and allotments, picnic spots, creeks, drainages and mountain ranges.. Charles Meyers describes working with the U.S. Forest Service and the different rangers who did trail management and firefighting. The Meyers recall their work in livestock management and ranching as well as the changes to wildlife populations, neighborhood population and environmental shifts that they have observed over the years.


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Document Type

Oral History


U.S. Forest Service; Ranching; Homesteading; Logging; Judith Gap, Montana; Snowy Mountains, Montana; Firefighting; Bootleg moonshine; Bootleggers; Livestock management

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 365-004

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (25 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:59:27 minutes

Local Filename

OH_365_004.mp3; OH_365_004.pdf

Charles Meyers and Grace Meyers Interview, September 10, 1997