Ed Foss Interview, September 11, 1999

Title

Ed Foss Interview, September 11, 1999

Interviewee

Ed Foss

Interviewer

Suzanne M. Vernon

Files

Download Transcript of Ed Foss Interview (98 KB)

Description

Ed Foss tells how he moved to the Swan Valley, Montana, after discovering the area during a packing trip through the Bob Marshall Wilderness. He recalls how, on the advice of one of his pack guides, he purchased 160 acres in 1965, which had originally been the Berger homestead. Foss discusses building of his home, the original garden space left by the Bergers, and starting to manage the land. He details wildlife in the area, including elk, mountain lions, and grizzly bears. Foss talks about the homesteader Joe Berger, murders that occurred in the valley in 1956, and hummingbird research that has been done on his property.

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Swan Valley, Montana; Bob Marshall Wilderness; Joe Berger; Homesteaders, Montana; Wildlife; Bird populations, Montana

Original Date

9-11-1999

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana

Language

eng

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

Rights

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 422-042, 043

Media Type

Text

Original Format

2 sound cassettes (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (17 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

application/pdf

Local Filename

OH_422_042_043.pdf

Ed Foss Interview, September 11, 1999

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