Ole Bodin Interview, August 1, 1978


Ole Bodin


Diann E. Wiesner



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Ole Bodin talks about mining for gold in Quartz Creek near Rivulet, Montana and how he and some of his fellow loggers moved to Montana after the Monroe, Washington logging camps closed. He goes on to discuss moving to Superior, Montana, and the odd jobs that he did including working for a road maintenance company between Superior and Missoula. Bodin describes the bootlegging that took place around St. Regis, the process of mining gold in Deep Creek, and resuming his work as a sawyer after World War Two. He recalls working during his later years as a ranch hand in Montana, and he compare his life in the United States to his life in Sweden before he emigrated.


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Document Type

Oral History


Quartz Creek, Montana; Rivulet, Montana; Deep Creek, Montana; Logging, Washington; Gold mining, Montana; World War (1939-1945); Bootlegging, Montana; Superior, Montana; Sweden; Immigration, United States

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

Ole Bodin Interviews Oral History Project, OH 041, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library


Copyright to this collection is held by the interview participants and by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 / library.archives@umontana.edu

Oral History Number

OH 041-003

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:30:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (33 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:27:30 minutes

Local Filename

OH_041_003.mp3; OH_041_003.pdf

Ole Bodin Interview, August 1, 1978