Betty Kramen Miller Interview, April 11, 2007


Betty Kramen Miller


Whitney Gaskill



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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 as raising cattle for beef. Miller discusses growing up in the Northside and attending Lowell Elementary and Missoula High School as well as her childhood activities which included visiting the Missoula Mercantile, writing poetry, and horseback riding. She describes family traditions for Christmas, Halloween, and Independence Day, as well as and the fair and circuses that visited Missoula. She concludes by comparing Missoula during her childhood to Missoula during the early 2000s, specifically mentioning the traffic.


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Document Type

Oral History


Missoula Mercantile; Lowell Elementary, Missoula, Montana; Missoula High School; Holidays; Ranchers, Montana; Norwegian immigrants, Montana

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

Northside Oral History Project, OH 414, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library


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Oral History Number

OH 414-004

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound disc (41:56 min.) : digital, + 1 transcript (16 p. : 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

41:56 minutes

Local Filename

OH_414_004.mp3; OH_414_004.pdf

Betty Kramen Miller Interview, April 11, 2007