Ken Huston Interview, September 9, 1999


Ken Huston


Suzanne M. Vernon



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Ken Huston, who was raised in Swan Valley, Montana, discusses wildlife (particularly grizzly bears), fires, hunting, trapping, and the old lumber mill. He recalls marrying Blanche Fenby, whose family owned the mill. He talks extensively about fisheries in Elk Creek and kids of fish in the area such as bull trout, brook trout, cutthroat trout, and pike. Huston describes areas where he fished such as Seeley Lake, Condon Creek, and Swan River, and gives his opinions on the Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Park’s management of the fish in the area. He also discusses bird population in the valley such as osprey, blue herons, pileated woodpecker, and loons.


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Document Type

Oral History


Swan Valley, Montana; Hunting; Trapping; Blanche Fenby; Ken Huston; Seeley Lake, Montana; Condon Creek, Montana; Swan River, Montana; Fishing: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks; Bird populations, Montana

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 /

Oral History Number

OH 422-040, 041

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

2 sound cassettes (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (36 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:42:17 minutes

Local Filename

OH_422_040_041.mp3; OH_422_040_041.pdf

Ken Huston Interview, September 9, 1999