Ada Powell describes why she began her research on the Marcus Daly family, discussing the work that went into her first book, Dalys of the Bitterroot. Powell shares her research techniques and describes the local myths about Marcus Daly, along with March Daly’s life in the Bitterroot. She also discusses political and economic issues as they related to Daly, including water and land rights. Powell describes Daly’s influence in Montana, Canada, and European mining.
Marcus Daly; Bitterroot, Montana; Mining; Water Rights; Land Rights
Montana Artists, Authors, and Journalists Oral History Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (11 p.: 28 cm.)
Powell, Ada, "Ada Powell Interview, December 3, 1994" (1994). Montana Artists, Authors, and Journalists Oral History Collection. 5.