Diann E. Wiesner
Ole Bodin describes gold mining at Quartz Creek in Montana during the 1930s and ‘40s. He recalls dealing with crooked partners, an issue that caused him to quit mining. Bodin talks about his frequent stays in Missoula, Montana, during his Great Depression freight train trips between Seattle and Minneapolis. He goes on to compare his generation to the people born and raised during the 1960s and ‘70s. Bodin reminisces about working as a ranch hand, fishing with his friend Neal Montelius, and his recreational activities in Missoula. He also talks about different foods that he ate during the Great Depression and how to prepare them.
Great Depression (1929-1939); Quartz Creek, Montana; Deep Creek, Montana; Superior, Montana; Missoula, Montana; Gold mining, Montana; Fishing; Hunting
Ole Bodin Interviews Oral History Project, OH 041, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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1 sound cassette (01:30:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (39 p.: 28 cm.)
Bodin, Ole, "Ole Bodin Interview, August 8, 1978" (1978). Ole Bodin Interviews Oral History Project. 4.