Albert P. Schulz Interview, December 4, 1980


Albert P. Schulz


Diann E. Wiesner



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Albert Schulz describes some of his experiences trapping along the Rosebud River in Alberta, Canada, in the early 1910s. He talks about learning to snare rabbits from his father, and the three years (1912-1914) that he spent learning to trap from Dan Fletcher, a bachelor rancher who was had lost both feet to frostbite. Schulz talks about a Mr. Gray who trapped outside Edmonton using specially designed pit-traps for gray wolves. Schulz tells how he narrowly missed fighting during World War One, having been called to duty on November 7 and been released when the war ended on November 11, 1918. He recalls moving to Harlowton, Montana in 1937, where he and his wife began trapping to provide supplemental income until 1946. Schulz talks about returning to trapping in the early 1960s around the Big Hole and Grass Range regions with Ralph Hootan.


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Document Type

Oral History


Trapping; Alberta, Canada; Rosebud River; Harlowton, Montana; Hudson Bay Fur Company of Calgary; Big Hole, Montana; Grass Range region, Montana; Trappers, Montana

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

Fur Trappers Oral History Project, OH 099, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

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 /

Oral History Number

OH 099-007

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (14 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:34:27 minutes

Local Filename

OH_099_007.mp3; OH_099_007.pdf

Albert P. Schulz Interview, December 4, 1980