This collection includes five interviews with residents of the North Hills of Missoula, Montana, conducted in 2007 by Whitney Gaskill. Residents discuss life in the North Hills in the 1940s, 1950s, and later, as well as ranching, attending school, and other childhood activities. They also discuss how their neighborhood shaped them into adulthood, their views on the growing population of the North Hills, and how Missoula has changed over the years. The original interviews are held as Oral History collection OH-414 at Archives & Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana.
This collection includes 5 interviews.
Alfred Suneson describes his family’s history starting with the immigration of his father’s parents from Sweden. He reminisces about how his grandparents met and married in Sioux City, Iowa, before moving to Montana to homestead. He talks about the Suneson Ranch in Missoula that his ... Read More
Betty Kramen Miller
Betty Kramen Miller reminisces about her father who was the son of Norwegian immigrants. Miller describes how her father returned to Norway after he was born and later purchased a ranch in Montana in the 1940s. She describes the gardening her family did as well ... Read More
Daniel Ryan describes his life growing up in the North Hills of Missoula in the 1950s, including attending the Catholic St. Francis Xavier School and Loyola High School. He recalls participating in 4-H, working with animals on the family farm, and attending a community celebration ... Read More
Donna Erickson describes growing up in the North Hills of Missoula as a young child and learning to bake from her father at their restaurant the Trail Café. She talks about attending Lowell School and Hellgate High School and riding horses working the family’s ranch. ... Read More
Janet Sproull recalls her family moving to Missoula in the 1910s after her father couldn’t fine work in the Butte mines of the Anaconda smelting plants. She describes how her grandfather would donate food to the needy during the Great Depression and World War Two. ... Read More