Eunice Brown discusses growing up in the Potomac Valley in Montana. She recalls her happy childhood and her early education, which was delayed by a two-year long case of rheumatic fever. She talks about going to Normal College in Dillon, Montana where she worked numerous jobs and studied to become a schoolteacher. Brown describes her time teaching in Bonner, Montana, and explains that she was the first teacher to own a car in Bonner. She talks about quitting teaching to care for her husband after he suffered a heart attack, and working odd jobs to make ends meet. Brown discusses opening her own gift shop next to the Wilma Theatre in downtown Missoula, which required her to go on various buying trips to Chicago, New York, Seattle, and Los Angeles.
Missoula, Montana; Wilma Theatre; Great Depression, 1929-1939; Potomac, Montana; Dillon, Montana; Montana State Normal School; Western Montana College; Schoolteachers, Montana; Business owners, Montana
Montana Communities Oral History Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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1 sound cassette (60 min.): analog + 1 transcript (16 p.: 28 cm.)
Brown, Eunice Morris, "Eunice Morris Brown Interview, September 28, 1995" (1995). Montana Communities Oral History Collection. 34.