Stan Healy, Unknown Speaker
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.
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
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1 reel-to-reel: analog + 1 transcript (18 p.: 28 cm.)
Mosby, Arthur J., "Arthur J. Mosby Interview, circa 1960s" (1960). Montana Communities Oral History Collection. 33.