Kelly Keim and Cathy Luiken
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.
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
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 (28 p.: 28 cm.)
Hardenbrook, Ruth, "Ruth Hardenbrook Interview, September 16, 1997" (1997). Lewis and Clark National Forest Passport in Time Oral History Project. 8.