Suzanne M. Vernon
Mabel Stilwell recalls growing up in the Kraft Creek area in northwestern Montana’s Swan Valley in the early 20th century. She discusses daily homesteading life with her family, including school, chores, the numerous animals they kept, wild animals in the area, and activities like picnics and dances. She recalls helping her grandparents, the Rolls and the Lundbergs, with farm chores. She discusses the 1929 fire, Native Americans from St. Ignatius, Montana, and the drowning of her cousin in the Swan River. Her daughter, Jenise Eskridge, also participates in the interview.
Pine Ridge Road; Holland Lake; Gordon Ranch; Roll School; Pine Ridge School; Missoula, Montana; Kraft Creek; Swan River; Seeley Lake, Montana; Rumble Creek School; St. Ignatius, Montana; Homesteading, Montana
Upper Swan Valley Oral History Project, OH 422, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library
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Oral History Number
OH 422-012, 013
2 sound cassettes (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (21 p.: 28 cm.)
Stilwell, Mabel, "Mabel Stilwell Interview, February 3, 1999" (1999). Upper Swan Valley Oral History Project. 51.