Dorothy Floerchinger discusses her family history, including moving and settling to Dupuyer, Montana in the early 20th century. She describes her early years as a teacher, the Spanish flu epidemic following World War One, and settling on a farm outside of Conrad, Montana, after her marriage. Floerchinger discusses the town of Conrad in its early years, briefly mentioning the Whoop Up Trail and the Conrad Women’s Club. Floerchinger also discusses her involvement in the Farmer’s Union, social norms, childbirth, household chores, and the first time she wore pants.
Dupuyer, Montana; Conrad, Montana; Spanish flu; Farmer’s Union; Whoop Up Trail; Conrad Women’s Club; Conrad Family; Daily life; World War, 1914-1918; Women’s fashion
Settlers, Homesteaders, Ranchers, and Farmers 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 (23 p.: 28 cm.)
Floerchinger, Dorothy, "Dorothy Bruner Floerchinger Interview, May 9, 1984" (1984). Montana Settlers, Homesteaders, Ranchers and Farmers Oral History Collection. 5.