Wilfred V. Thibodeau Interview, August 27, 2007


Wilfred V. Thibodeau


Caitlin DeSilvey and Minie Smith



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Wilfred "Fritz" Thibodeau moved to the Milltown area in 1928 after his father had died, to be near his mother’s family who had settled near Frenchtown. His brothers worked at the Anaconda Mill, but initially Fritz went to work for the Civilian Conservation Corps in the quartermaster’s office. He was then hired as a civilian employee of the Army in purchasing for 10 years (at Fort Missoula and San Francisco). He returned to the area and worked in the Purchasing Dept. of the mill for 6 years, but left when they put him in the lumber yard. He would return to the mill in the purchasing department, eventually becoming the purchasing agent until he retired. Shortly after he was elected a Missoula County Commissioner in 1974 and served one 6 year term. Thibodeau discusses his life in Milltown-Bonner and the changes he has observed, as well as his experiences raising a family in Pine Grove.

Document Type

Oral History


Milltown Dam, Milltown, Montana; Thibodeau, Wilfred, 1913-;

Original Date

Fall 8-27-2007

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

Milltown Oral History Project OH-419, Archives & Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana

Digital Publisher

University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library


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 419-002

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound disc (1:05:44 min.) : digital, + 1 transcript (23 p. : 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

1:05:44 minutes

Local Filename

OH_419_002.mp3; OH_419_002.pdf

Wilfred V. Thibodeau Interview, August 27, 2007
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