Harold Haasch and Doris Haasch Interview, July 18, 1999

Title

Harold Haasch and Doris Haasch Interview, July 18, 1999

Interviewer

Suzanne M. Vernon

Files

Download Transcript of Harold and Doris Haasch Interview (353 KB)

Description

Doris and Harold Haasch reminisce about their marriage in 1943 and subsequent honeymoon spent riding packhorses for the U.S. Forest Service in the Seeley-Swan Mountain Range of Montana. They talk about the advancements in the sawmilling industry in the Swan Valley are. Doris recalls boarding in Missoula with friends or siblings in between school years and notes that she and Harold both attended school in Woodworth, Montana. Harold mentions the Fourth of July dances that were held in the Rumble Creek school house and at Holland Lake Lodge. He notes that the Lodge was the first guest ranch in the Swan Valley area. They discuss the various Swan Valley community businesses, shops, and bars, such as Uno Strom’s store and Liquid Louie’s. The Haaschs describe the general advancements in the Valley after World War Two including land allotments, logging industry growth, and housing development. The Haaschs also mention many people who live or once lived in the area.

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Swan Valley, Montana; Sawmills, Montana; Homesteading, Montana; School, Woodworth, Montana; Missoula, Montana; Fishing; Camping; Liquid Louie’s; Seeley-Swan Mountain Range; U.S. Forest Service; Guest ranches, Montana

Original Date

7-18-1999

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 422-004, 005

Media Type

Text

Original Format

2 sound cassettes (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (27 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

application/pdf

Local Filename

OH_422_004_005.pdf

Harold Haasch and Doris Haasch Interview, July 18, 1999

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