Leo Dufresne and Theola Dufresne Interview, October 26, 2007


Caitlin DeSilvey and Minie Smith



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Leo Dufresne was born in Milltown, two doors down from the house where he currently resides, along the Blackfoot River. He and his wife met in high school in Missoula and were married in 1945 after he came back from the service. Dufresne worked at the Anaconda Mill in various positions, then for Champion and the Bonner School. His father worked for the Western Mill and then moved over to the Anaconda mill in the 1920s. He discusses not only his life growing up but that of their children in Milltown. Dufresne also express opinions on the changes that have occurred in Milltown.

Document Type

Oral History


Milltown Dam, Milltown, Montana; Dufresne, Leo, 1923-; Dufresne, Theola, 1925-;

Original Date

Fall 10-26-2007

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 419-006

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound disc (55 min.) : digital, + 1 transcript (49 p. : 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

55 minutes

Local Filename

OH_419_006.mp3; OH_419_006.pdf

Leo Dufresne and Theola Dufresne Interview, October 26, 2007
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