Ruth Hardenbrook Interview, September 16, 1997

Interviewee

Ruth Hardenbrook

Interviewer

Kelly Keim and Cathy Luiken

Files

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Description

Ruth Hardenbrook provides stories from her childhood, including those of her parent’s involvement with J.B. Long Company at Long Ranch, Montana. She discusses packstrings, moonshining, the Blue Dick mine and mining in general in the mountains. She mentions specific Forest Rangers, describes Works Progress Administration (WPA) and Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) projects in the Lewis and Clark National Forest, and offers memories of fire lookouts.

Portions of the interview were deleted at the request of the interviewee.

Document Type

Oral History

Subjects

J.B. Long Company, Montana; Long Ranch, Montana; Moonshining, Montana; Blue Dick mine, Montana; Mining, Montana; Forest rangers; Works Progress Administration [WPA]; Civilian Conservation Corps [CCC]; Lewis and Clark National Forest; Forest fire lookouts

Original Date

9-16-1997

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 365-010

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

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

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:41:06 minutes

Local Filename

OH_365_010.mp3; OH_365_010.pdf

Ruth Hardenbrook Interview, September 16, 1997

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