Kelly Keim and Cathy Luiken
Byron Berg describes his father growing up in Castle, Montana, and attending school in Ringling, Montana. Lauretta Berg recalls her history with Martinsdale, Montana, and her family’s logging background in Washington State. Byron discusses the jail in Martinsdale, coal camps, mining in the mountains, and prospectors during and after the Depression era, particularly Bill LaClair. The Bergs offer anecdotes on the changing wildlife population in the area, both prey and predators, particularly ungulates, mountain lion and wolves.
Portions of the interview were deleted at the request of the interviewee.
Castle, Montana, Ringling, Montana, schools; Lewis and Clark National Forest; Martinsdale, Montana; Coal camps; Coal mining, Montana; Gold mining, Montana; Prospectors, Montana; Depression, 1929-1939; Bill LaClair; Wildlife population, Montana; Predator control
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 (32 p.: 28 cm.)
Berg, Byron and Berg, Lauretta, "Byron Berg and Lauretta Berg Interview, September 11, 1997" (1997). Lewis and Clark National Forest Passport in Time Oral History Project. 5.