Suzanne M. Vernon
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.
Swan Valley, Montana; Bob Marshall Wilderness; Joe Berger; Homesteaders, Montana; Wildlife; Bird populations, Montana
Upper Swan Valley Oral History Project, OH 422, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana-Missoula. Mansfield Library
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Oral History Number
OH 422-042, 043
2 sound cassettes (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (17 p.: 28 cm.)
Foss, Ed, "Ed Foss Interview, September 11, 1999" (1999). Upper Swan Valley Oral History Project. 15.