Richard Newton and Judith Pressmar
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.
Ryegate, Montana; Prohibition; Moonshiners, Montana; Cattle rustlers, Montana; Jess Sterling, Montana; Executions, hangings; Hangings, Montana; Lewis and Clark National Forest
Lewis and Clark National Forest Passport in Time Interviews, OH 365, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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1 sound cassette (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (25 p.: 28 cm.)
Carpenter, Wayne, "Wayne Carpenter Interview, September 11, 1997" (1997). Lewis and Clark National Forest Passport in Time Oral History Project. 2.