Patricia E. O'Connell
Lawrence “Larry” Nash discusses moving from Kalispell, Montana, to Polson, Montana, with his family in 1908. He describes the early days of settlement and development in Polson, including homesteading, school houses, land allotments, and the evolving layout of the town. He also discusses childhood trips his family took to Spokane, Washington, Seattle, Washington, and California. Nash describes working in Glacier National Park, in Mexico, and in Chicago, Illinois, bumming on trains throughout the American Midwest.
Kalispell, Montana; Polson, Montana; Homesteading; Land allotments; Life reminiscence; Glacier National Park; Family vacations; One-room schoolhouses; Itinerant worker; Depression, 1929-1939; Train hopping
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 (01:30:00 min.): analog + 1 transcript (44 p.: 28 cm.)
Nash, Lawrence W., "Lawrence W. "Larry" Nash Interview, August 24, 1988" (1988). Montana Settlers, Homesteaders, Ranchers and Farmers Oral History Collection. 8.