Arthur J. Mosby Interview, circa 1960s


Arthur J. Mosby


Stan Healy, Unknown Speaker



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Arthur J. Mosby, the husband of Ruth Greenough, discusses the history of the Greenough Mansion and talks about efforts to move the mansion to the Leisure Highlands Golf Course, in Missoula, Montana’s South Hills community, for restoration and use as a clubhouse and events venue. He recalls some of the Greenough family’s history and explains that they made their wealth in mining claims out of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Mosby explains the layout of the grounds around the mansion’s original location in the Rattlesnake Valley. He also describes the mansion’s interior, paying special attention to the ornate decorations, wallpaper, drapes, use of marble, and the electric and gas light fixtures. Mosby briefly describes his own history, explaining that he moved first to Kalispell, Montana, before relocating to Missoula, Montana, in 1925 when he purchased a retail electric store and began operating the first radio broadcasting station in the city.


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Document Type

Oral History


Greenough Mansion; Missoula, Montana; Arthur J. Mosby; Ruth Greenough; Thomas L. Greenough; Tennie Epperson; KGVO radio station; Missoula history; Community history; Greenough family, Missoula; A.J. Gibson

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

Montana Communities Oral History Collection, 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 359-001

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 reel-to-reel: analog + 1 transcript (18 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:35:50 minutes

Local Filename

OH_359_001.mp3; OH_359_001.pdf

Arthur J. Mosby Interview, circa 1960s