University of Montana COVID-19 Oral History Project

Zachary Millar Interview, August 4, 2020


Zachary Millar


Michael Larmann



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Dram Shop owner Zachary Millar describes the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on his business located in downtown. Millar notes his appreciation for the changes Montana Governor Steve Bullock made to the state liquor laws to help alcoholic beverage businesses deliver during the pandemic. He also expresses his appreciation for the municipal and state government mask mandates and explains the difficulty that business owners face trying to enforce health and safety protocols. Millar mentions the Missoula cycling community and their support of his and other small local businesses. He shares his outlook on how the Missoula community will continue to handle the pandemic.


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Document Type

Oral History


COVID-19 pandemic; Global pandemic; Public history; Western Montana; Coronavirus pandemic; Public health and safety; Missoula County; Montana public health; Social distancing; Masks; Dram Shop; Downtown Missoula; Alcohol sales; Liquor laws; Businesses, Health and safety protocols; Food delivery; Cycling

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

University of Montana COVID-19 Oral History Project, OH 475, 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 475-008

Media Type

Moving Image; Sound; Text

Original Format

1 MP4 (00:49:33 min.): digital + 1 transcript (13 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

video/mp4; application/pdf

Run Time

00:49:33 minutes

Local Filename

OH_475_008.mp4; OH_475_008.pdf

Zachary Millar Interview, August 4, 2020