Suzanne M. Vernon
Leonard Moore talks about when his family moved to Swan Valley, Montana in 1936 to establish a headquarters for their outfitting business. He discusses the backcountry trails his father used and the wildlife they frequently encountered, particularly grizzly bears. Moore describes hunting and fishing in the area as well. Both interviewees recall marrying in 1943 and honeymooning in the Bob Marshall Wilderness area. Ethel Moore notes her childhood in Missoula, Montana, and they honeymooned in the Bob Marshall Wilderness. Both describe taking a geologist crew through the Bob Marshall Wilderness, working on the Double Arrow Ranch after Leonard’s parents bought it, and packing every fall. Leonard also discusses changes in wildlife patterns and trappers who used to trap in the area.
Swan Valley, Montana; Wildlife, Montana; Bob Marshall Wilderness; Double Arrow Ranch; Outfitters, Montana; Hunting; Fishing; Trapping
Upper Swan Valley Oral History Project, OH 422, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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Oral History Number
OH 422-033, 034
2 sound cassettes (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (25 p.: 28 cm.)
Moore, Leonard and Moore, Ethel, "Leonard Moore and Ethel Moore Interview, August 19, 1999" (1999). Upper Swan Valley Oral History Project. 11.