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.
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
Montana 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 (10 p.: 28 cm.)
Ferguson, Lyman, "Lyman Ferguson Interview, February 15, 1986" (1986). Montana Settlers, Homesteaders, Ranchers and Farmers Oral History Collection. 7.