Leonard Moore and Ethel Moore Interview, August 19, 1999


Suzanne M. Vernon



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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.


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Document Type

Oral History


Swan Valley, Montana; Wildlife, Montana; Bob Marshall Wilderness; Double Arrow Ranch; Outfitters, Montana; Hunting; Fishing; Trapping

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

Upper Swan Valley Oral History Project, OH 422, 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 422-033, 034

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

2 sound cassettes (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (25 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:29:36 minutes

Local Filename

OH_422_033_034.mp3; OH_422_033_034.pdf

Leonard Moore and Ethel Moore Interview, August 19, 1999