Ole Bodin Interview, August 8, 1978


Ole Bodin


Diann E. Wiesner



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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.

Document Type

Oral History


Great Depression (1929-1939); Quartz Creek, Montana; Deep Creek, Montana; Superior, Montana; Missoula, Montana; Gold mining, Montana; Fishing; Hunting

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 041-004

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:30:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (39 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:27:25 minutes

Local Filename

OH_041_004.mp3; OH_041_004.pdf

Ole Bodin Interview, August 8, 1978