This collection includes four interviews detailing the life histories of residents of Stevensville, Montana, during the 20th century. The interviews were conducted on August 3, 1988 by Gladys Peterson. The interviewees discuss their respective family histories, their memories of Stevensville, and the events that happened in their lives in conjunction with historic events such as the Great Depression and both World Wars. The original interviews are held as Oral History collection 207 at Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula.
This collection includes 3 interviews.
Dorotha Buck Smola discusses her family’s history in the Bitterroot Valley as well as her own life story, beginning in the mid-1800s up to the 1980s. She talks about the stories she heard as a child about her grandma and grandpa making their way out ... Read More
Ruby Longbottom describes her family history and her life in Stevensville, Montana, during the 20th century. She talks about her family’s roots in Nebraska where her parents met and married before moving west, originally to cultivate an apple orchard during the apple boom in the ... Read More
William “Bill” Hunter discusses his life in the Stevensville area from the early 1900s to the 1980s. He describes how his family moved to Bannack, Montana, during the gold rush and settled there. He recalls his childhood interactions with his family and starting to work ... Read More