Lawrence W.

Interviewee

Lawrence W. Nash

Interviewer

Patricia E. O'Connell

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Description

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.

Document Type

Oral History

Subjects

Kalispell, Montana; Polson, Montana; Homesteading; Land allotments; Life reminiscence; Glacier National Park; Family vacations; One-room schoolhouses; Itinerant worker; Depression, 1929-1939; Train hopping

Original Date

8-24-1988

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 209-001

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:30:00 min.): analog + 1 transcript (44 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:32:31 minutes

Local Filename

OH_209_001.mp3; OH_209_001.pdf

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