Harold Haasch and Doris Haasch Interview, July 18, 1999


Harold Haasch and Doris Haasch Interview, July 18, 1999


Suzanne M. Vernon


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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.

The audio for this interview is restricted. Only the transcript is available.

Document Type

Oral History


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


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 / library.archives@umontana.edu

Oral History Number

OH 422-004, 005

Media Type


Original Format

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

Digital Format


Local Filename


Harold Haasch and Doris Haasch Interview, July 18, 1999