Queveene Talley and ValGene Clothier Interview, May 9, 2006

Title

Queveene Talley and ValGene Clothier Interview, May 9, 2006

Interviewer

Suzanne M. Vernon

Files

Download Transcript of Queveene Talley and ValGene Clothier Interview (260 KB)

Description

Queveene Talley and her son, ValGene Clothier, discuss the experience of homesteading in and around Condon, Montana, where they first settled in 1938. Talley describes the hardships of homesteading as a young woman with a young and growing family. Both of them talk about the practice of fur trapping, which was a favorite occupation of Talley’s second husband, Ed Beck. Clothier and Talley recall some of Beck’s trapping techniques as well as the importance of fur trapping to the life and economy of western Montana during the early 20th century. Both of them tell stories about important contemporaneous figures and occurrences in Condon, and provide a helpful perspective on life in Swan Valley at the time.

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Swan Valley, Montana; Fur trapping, Montana; Fur trappers; Ed Beck, Montana; Condon, Montana; Homesteaders, Montana; Women homesteaders

Original Date

5-9-2006

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 422-128, 129

Media Type

Text

Original Format

2 sound cassettes (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (34 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

application/pdf

Local Filename

OH_422_128_129.pdf

Queveene Talley and ValGene Clothier Interview, May 9, 2006

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