Tenina Pominville Little speaks on her life, recounting stories from her childhood in Eastern Montana on a homestead as well as her married life in Missoula and Frenchtown, Montana, ranching and supporting her husband Dighton. She remembers the early 1900s, attending a one room school, and exploring her parents’ homestead with her six siblings. Little recalls her days as a teacher as well as her unfulfilled desire to become a certified public accountant (CPA). She describes moving around with her husband during the early years of their marriage and settling in Missoula and Frenchtown. She discusses the difficulties of living during the Great Depression as well as the bridge tournaments she organized when times were easier.
Montana State Legislature; Bridge; Homesteading, Montana; Great Depression, 1929-1939; Mike Mansfield; Frenchtown, Montana; Eastern Montana; Missoula, Montana; Teachers, Montana; Education, Montana; One-room schoolhouses
Montana Communities Oral History Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library
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Oral History Number
OH 200-001, 002
2 sound cassettes (02:00:00 min.): analog + 1 transcript (37 p.: 28 cm.)
Little, Tenina, "Tenina Pominville Little Interview, March 10, 1988" (1988). Montana Communities Oral History Collection. 12.