Caitlin DeSilvey and Minie Smith
OH419-08: 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. The interview 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.
Milltown Dam, Milltown, Montana; Smith, Emmett;
Milltown Oral History Project OH-419, Archives & Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana
University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library
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1 sound disc (1:12:28 min.) : digital, + 1 transcript (39 p. : 28 cm.)
Smith, Emmett, "Emmett Smith interview" (2006). Milltown Oral History Project. OH 419-008.