Charles Campbell gives a brief lecture on his childhood up in Bonner, Montana, during the 1920s and 1930s. He explains that Bonner was an Anaconda Copper Mining Company [ACM] town, with a company store, gardens, and housing. Campbell recalls the various businesses and services in the town, including an electric trolley car system that between Bonner and Missoula. He also talks about his experiences in the Boy Scouts, such as going on camping trips, participating in athletic and first aid competitions with other troops from the Missoula, Montana area. Campbell discusses attending school and the difficulty many Bonner children had interacting with Missoula children. He recalls working hard in school, working for the ACM, which helped pay for him to attend the School of Mines in Butte, Montana.
Bonner, Montana; Company towns; Anaconda Copper Mining Company [ACM]; Anaconda Company; Great Depression, 1929-1939; Corporal punishment; Education, Montana; Victory gardens; Blackfoot River; Logging, Montana; Railroads; William A. Clark; Clark Mill; Marcus Daly; Daly Mill
Montana Communities Oral History Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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Oral History Number
OH 373-001, 002
2 sound cassettes (60 min.): analog + 1 transcript (17 p.: 28 cm.)
Campbell, Charles, "Charles Campbell Lecture, April 2000" (2000). Montana Communities Oral History Collection. 35.