Suzanne M. Vernon
Wayne "Butch" Harmon tells how his grandfather came to the Swan Valley of Montana in 1917 as a logger with the Great Northern Railroad and homesteaded at Salmon Prairie. Harmon relates stories from his grandfather about homesteading, life in the valley, and former trails. He discusses the trapping that his grandfather did, as well as that of other trappers in the area. Harmon also describes his father’s experiences working for the U.S. Forest Service.
Swan Valley, Montana; Great Northern Railroad; Salmon Prairie, Montana; Homesteading, Montana; Trapping, Montana; U.S. Forest Service
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 422-051, 052
2 sound cassettes (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (20 p.: 28 cm.)
Harmon, Wayne, "Wayne "Butch" Harmon Interview, January 18, 2000" (2000). Upper Swan Valley Oral History Project. 20.