Emmett Smith Interview, June 29, 2006


Emmett Smith


Caitlin DeSilvey and Minie Smith



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Emmett Smith was the manager of the Milltown Dam (Milltown MT) for Montana Power Company from 1971-1984. He and his family lived at the dam in one of the four company houses there. Smith describes not only his life at the dam, but also the early history of the dam after it was built by William Clark in 1908. He also discusses the relation of the dam to the Anaconda Mill, which after 1972 was owned by Champion International. He also discusses what use the public made of the dam property for fishing and boating and how the winter ice jams affected the dam and its operation.

Document Type

Oral History


Milltown Dam, Milltown, Montana; Smith, Emmett;

Original Date

Summer 6-29-2006

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 419-008

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound disc (1:12:28 min.) : digital, + 1 transcript (39 p. : 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

1:12:28 minutes

Local Filename

OH_419_008.mp3; OH_419_008.pdf

Emmett Smith Interview, June 29, 2006
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