Eunice “Dune” Wilhelm Hultman Interview, September 15, 1999


Eunice Hultman


Suzanne M. Vernon



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Eunice Hultman describes being raised in the Swan Valley of Montana, by her parents Babe and Eva Wilhelm who owned the 33 Bar Ranch near Holland Lake. Hultman discusses how she and her husband Buff ran the ranch from 1951 to 1974. She recalls growing up in Condon, Montana, during the 1920s, and attending the Roll and Pine Ridge Schools. She notes that when her parents moved into the Swan Valley her father traded their house in Butte, Montana, for a homestead in the Swan. Hultman mentions the buildings on the homestead, including the Holland Lake Lodge, and how much work her parents undertook to run the ranch. She tells how she and her husband, Buff, ran a packing business from the ranch.


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Document Type

Oral History


Swan Valley, Montana; Ranches, Montana; Babe Wilhelm; Eva Wilhelm; Condon, Montana; Schoolhouses, Montana; Holland Lake Lodge; Roll School, Montana; Pine Ridge School; Butte, Montana; Outfitters; 33 Bar Ranch, Montana

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

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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


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Oral History Number

OH 422-046, 047

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

2 sound cassettes (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (21 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:14:49 minutes

Local Filename

OH_422_046_047.mp3; OH_422_046_047.pdf

Eunice “Dune” Wilhelm Hultman Interview, September 15, 1999