P. J. Breidenbach
Opal Brown speaks on her time in Eastern Montana during the Great Depression. She remembers the difficulties of not being able to afford any luxuries, and just barely scraping by on her family’s small income. She recalls her pet sheep, Bootsy, which she had to get rid of not long after taking him in. Brown speaks about President Franklin Roosevelt and the relative prosperity he brought to Montana during the Depression, supplying jobs for people who had been out of work for years.
Great Depression, 1929-1939; Franklin Delano Roosevelt; Eastern Montana
Montana Communities Oral History Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.): analog + 1 transcript (12 p.: 28 cm.)
Brown, Opal, "Opal Brown Interview, April 27, 1985" (1985). Montana Communities Oral History Collection. 7.