Lyman Ferguson Interview, February 15, 1986

Interviewee

Lyman Ferguson

Interviewer

Paul Sandry

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Description

Lyman Ferguson discusses growing up on a farm outside of Helena, Montana, and moving to Spion Kop, Montana, a small railroad town located in Judith Basin County, during the Great Depression. Ferguson describes aspects of his everyday life, including farming, ranching, and experiences with Prohibition and the Works Progress Administration (WPA). He also discusses his family, including his brother Chan Ferguson, who became a Cascade County commissioner.

Document Type

Oral History

Subjects

Spion Kop, Montana; Judith Basin County, Montana; Prohibition; works Progress Administration [WPA]; Ferguson family, Cascade County, Montana; Local politicians, Montana; Railway; Helena, Montana; Farmers, Montana; Depression, 1929-1939

Original Date

2-15-1986

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana

Language

eng

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

Rights

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 / library.archives@umontana.edu

Oral History Number

OH 152-001

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.): analog + 1 transcript (10 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:30:35 minutes

Local Filename

OH_152_001.mp3; OH_152_001.pdf

Lyman Ferguson Interview, February 15, 1986

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