Godfrey

Interviewee

Godfrey Johnson

Interviewer

Judy Ellinghausen

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Description

Godfrey Johnson discusses working a series of seasonal jobs after leaving home at the age of 15. He describes living as a hobo during the Great Depression, marrying and settling down in Great Falls, Montana, and getting work with the Great Northern Railway. Johnson also explains the relationship between the engineers and firemen working with the railroad.

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Document Type

Oral History

Subjects

Early twentieth century history; Great Depression, 1929-1939; Great Falls, Montana; Personal account; Life reminiscence; Great Northern Railway; Great Northern Railway employees

Original Date

9-11-1994

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana

Language

eng

Original Collection

Unions and Labor 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 330-001

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

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

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:01:28 minutes

Local Filename

OH_330_001.mp3; OH_330_001.pdf

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