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.
Missoula Mercantile; Lowell Elementary, Missoula, Montana; Missoula High School; Holidays; Ranchers, Montana; Norwegian immigrants, Montana
Northside Oral History Project, OH 414, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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1 sound disc (41:56 min.) : digital, + 1 transcript (16 p. : 28 cm.)
Miller, Betty Kramen, "Betty Kramen Miller Interview, April 11, 2007" (2007). Northside Oral History Project. OH 414-004.