Neil Meyer and Dixie Meyer Interview, March 2006

Title

Neil Meyer and Dixie Meyer Interview, March 2006

Interviewee

Neil Meyer
Dixie Meyer

Interviewer

Suzanne M. Vernon

Files

Download Transcript of Neil and Dixie Meyer Interview (120 KB)

Description

Neil Meyer and his wife, Dixie Meyer, describe the homesteading lifestyle in the Upper Swan Valley, Montana. Neil discusses working as a logger and recalls sustainable logging practices and the economics behind the demand for different kinds of wood. He mentions “tree sitter” protests against the Plum Creek Timber Company in the mid-1980s, which he witnessed. Neil and Dixie also share their personal philosophy of the homesteading lifestyle, emphasizing that homesteading instills values, such as hard work and responsibility, and living in open spaces breeds a culture of independence.

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Swan Valley, Montana; Upper Swan Valley, Montana; Logging, Montana; Sustainable logging; Logging economics; Tree sitters; Environmental protests; Plum Creek Timber Company, Montana; Homesteaders, Montana; Homesteader philosophy

Original Date

3-1-2006

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 422-127

Media Type

Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (11 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

application/pdf

Local Filename

OH_422_127.pdf

Neil Meyer and Dixie Meyer Interview, March 2006

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