Robert Wolf Interview, November 16, 1989


Robert E. Wolf


Milo McLeod and Dan Hall



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Milo McLeod and Robert Wolf each describe some of the history of federal government support of road construction. Wolf highlights the connection between logging national forests and road construction. He also explains the background of the construction of the Lolo Pass Road. Wolf discusses the pressures from the Idaho side for this road as a completion of the Lewis and Clark Highway which resulted in 1957 hearings. He talks about the roles played by Senators Albert Gore, Frank Church, and Henry Dworshak during the hearings.

Document Type

Oral History


Wolf, Robert, 1920-2005 – Interviews; Milo McLeod; Forest roads -- Law and legislation -- United States; Lolo Pass Road, Idaho; Lolo Pass Road, Montana; Lewis and Clark Highway; Lewis and Clark Highway, legislative hearings; Gore, Albert, 1907-1998; Church, Frank, 1924-1984; Dworshak, Henry, 1894-1962; United States. Bureau of Land Management; United States. Department of the Interior; Interviews – Montana; Oral histories -- Montana

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

United States



Original Collection

Robert Wolf Interviews Oral History Project, OH 227, 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 /

Oral History Number

OH 227-034

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (16 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:35:27 minutes

Local Filename

OH_227_034.mp3; OH_227_034.pdf

Robert Wolf Interview, November 16, 1989