Margaret Wallin Interview, October 30, 1977


Margaret Wallin


Mary Melcher



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Margaret Wallin tells how her father moved to Miles City, Montana, in 1884 to work for the railroad, with her mother following in 1892. Wallin describes growing up on a ranch outside of Rosebud, Montana, attending school, and spending time with friends at chaperoned dances. She recalls attending college and her experience with other college students. Wallin reminisces about meeting, dating, and marrying her husband, having children, and working in their family’s general store. She talks about historical political movements such as women’s suffrage, describes the women who worked for the Rosebud Courier, and recounts her fear of Native American conflict after the struggles between white settlers and the Cheyenne Indians.


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Document Type

Oral History


Miles City, Montana; Rosebud, Montana; Ranching, Montana; Women’s education; General stores, Montana; Women’s suffrage, Montana; Rosebud Courier newspaper; Women’s employment, Montana; Northern Cheyenne Tribe

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

Montana Women's Oral History Project, OH 049, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library


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 /

Oral History Number

OH 049-041

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (33 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:36:37 minutes

Local Filename

OH_049_041.mp3; OH_049_041.pdf

Margaret Wallin Interview, October 30, 1977