Angus Monroe and Lilly Monroe Interview, circa 1970s


Bob Emery



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Angus and Lilly Monroe reminisce about Angus’ grandfather, Hugh Monroe, who is referenced as a Hudson's Bay Company employee and the first white man to live in the Pondera County area of Montana. They recall their friendship with cowboy and painter Charles Russell and share anecdotes about their time spent with him. The Monroes describe Angus’s career as a guide in Glacier National Park in the early 20th century. Angus talks about living in New York City for a short time at the request Mr. Leeming, who he met on a pack trip in Glacier National Park. They also mention what the towns of Cut Bank, Shelby, and Browning were like during the late 1800s.


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Document Type

Oral History


Monroe, Hugh; Russell, Charles M. [Charles Marion]; Trappers, Montana; Artists, Montana;, Cowboys; Native American history; Glacier National Park; New York City; Cut Bank; Shelby, Montana; Browning, Montana; Pondera County, Montana; Milk River, Montana; Hudson Bay Company; Blackfeet tribe, Montana

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 138-001

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 reel-to-reel: analog + 1 transcript (18 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:54:58 minutes

Local Filename

OH_138_001.mp3; OH_138_001.pdf

Angus Monroe and Lilly Monroe Interview, circa 1970s