Clifford Hammond Rittenour Interview, February 8, 1966
Clifford Hammond (C. H.) Rittenour, who served as a delegate to Republican National Convention from Montana, discusses the events that led to his family’s move to Missoula, including his early memories and first impressions of the town. He briefly describes the early architecture of Missoula, Montana and working at the grocery store Reilly, Bonner and Tribby. Rittenour then talks about moving to Plains, Montana, working for McGowan Commercial Co., and the opening of the First National Bank. He discusses how he became director of the bank, how banks functioned in the early 20th century, and stories of the bank. He discusses the opening and closing of various mercantile stores in western Montana and why Sanders County was established.