Helen Wax discusses her parents’ experiences in Lewiston, Montana after they moved from Wisconsin, giving details about her father’s work as a farmer. Wax describes living on a homestead, working as a farmhand and teamster, and discusses how the Great Depression and drought years affected her family. She describes attending Cohagan High School and working as a teacher in the Cohagan School District before marrying her husband, William Wax. Wax also discusses the differences between farming in western and eastern Montana.
Farming techniques; Cohagan School District; Cohagan High School; Lewiston, Montana
Montana Settlers, Homesteaders, Ranchers, and Farmers Oral History Collection Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library
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1 sound cassette (01:30:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (4 p.: 28 cm.)
Wax, Helen M., "Helen M. Wax Interview, November 8, 1994" (1994). Montana Settlers, Homesteaders, Ranchers and Farmers Oral History Collection. 18.