Dorothy Bruner Floerchinger Interview, May 9, 1984


Dorothy Floerchinger


Stephanie Ambrose-Tubbs



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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.

Document Type

Oral History


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

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

Montana Settlers, Homesteaders, Ranchers, and Farmers Oral History Collection Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library


Copyright to this collection is held by the interview participants and by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 /

Oral History Number

OH 121-001

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.): analog + 1 transcript (23 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:59:36 minutes

Local Filename

OH_121_001.mp3; OH_121_001.pdf

Dorothy Bruner Floerchinger Interview, May 9, 1984