This collection includes two interviews detailing life in the Rattlesnake area during the early 20th century and the history of the Nelson family of Missoula, Montana. The interviews were conducted in April 1988 by Gladys Peterson. The interviewees discuss growing up on homesteads in the Rattlesnake Valley and attending local area schools. They also recall the hardships of the Great Depression and World War Two. The original interviews are held as Oral History collection OH 221 at Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula.
This collection includes 2 interviews.
Ann Nelson discusses growing up in the Rattlesnake area of Missoula, Montana, on a 50-acre homestead during the early 20th century. She describes her education at the Prescott School and at the Lincoln School, selling tulips and berries as a child, and the hardships of ... Read More
Ray Nelson discusses his experiences living in the Rattlesnake area of Missoula, Montana. He describes his various careers working for the U.S. Forest Service, teaching, and working on the Fort Peck Dam during the Great Depression. Nelson also recalls the Prohibition era and flying with ... Read More