Elizabeth Bertha Weldon describes her mother’s early childhood in Minnesota during the mid-19th century. She then moves on to discuss her own childhood and reminisces about the chores she did and the dances and other community events she attended. She talks about going through puberty and the lack of information available to teenage girls about the subject. Weldon recalls teaching in rural schools around Fargo, North Dakota, and later homesteading outside of Billings, Montana. She talks about founding the Home Demonstration Club with other women in her community where they taught each other to draft sewing patterns and cook new dishes. She ends by discussing her involvement in community events, the local 4-H club, and the activities in which her children participated.
Homesteading, Minnesota; Homesteading, Montana; Yellowstone County, Montana; School teachers, Women, North Dakota; Billings, Montana; Home Demonstration Club, Billings, Montana; 4-H Club, Billings, Montana
Montana Women's Oral History Project, OH 049, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library
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1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (27 p.: 28 cm.)
Weldon, Elizabeth Bertha, "Elizabeth Bertha Weldon Interview, August 26, 1976" (1976). Montana Women's Oral History Project. 46.