Rodney “Rod” Fox Interview, October 10, 2000


Rodney Fox


Suzanne M. Vernon



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Rodney “Rod” Fox tells how his family homesteaded in the Swan Valley of Montana around 1932. He describes his father’s business as a commercial packer in the Bob Marshall Wilderness. Fox talks about helping his father with packing expeditions, and going on fishing and hunting trips. He recalls his favorite childhood activities, such as riding horses, fishing, and attending dances at the 33 Bar Ranch. Fox also discusses specific wildfires that occurred in the area, the wildlife the frequent the area, and working at the Wineglass Mill. He describes the other homesteaders and fellow residents of the valley.

Document Type

Oral History


Swan Valley, Montana; Outfitters; Bob Marshall Wilderness area; 33 Bar Ranch, Montana; Fishing; Hunting; Trapping; Wildland fires; Wineglass Mill; Homesteading, 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 422-057, 058

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

2 sound cassettes (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (62 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:17:30 minutes

Local Filename

OH_422_057_058.mp3; OH_422_057_058.pdf

Rodney “Rod” Fox Interview, October 10, 2000