Wayne Carpenter Interview, September 11, 1997

Interviewee

Wayne Carpenter

Interviewer

Richard Newton and Judith Pressmar

Files

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Description

Wayne Carpenter, a resident of Ryegate, Montana, recalls his step-father’s (Jess Sterling) involvement in making moonshine during Prohibition, horse rustling, and various cattle operations. He provides an account of the execution of Lee Simpson, the last public hanging in Montana.

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Ryegate, Montana; Prohibition; Moonshiners, Montana; Cattle rustlers, Montana; Jess Sterling, Montana; Executions, hangings; Hangings, Montana; Lewis and Clark National Forest

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 365-002

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

01:46:51 minutes

Local Filename

OH_365_002.mp3; OH_365_002.pdf

Wayne Carpenter Interview, September 11, 1997

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