Suzanne M. Vernon
John Hulett recalls living and working in northwestern Montana’s Swan Valley, during the 1930s, ‘40s, and ‘50s. He talks about his family moving to the valley in 1931, and his subsequent outdoor jobs, acting as a lookout for the Forest Service, a packer and member of trail crew, a trapper, a rancher, and a logger. Hulett describes encounters with wild animals while packing, and discusses seasonal weather and pastimes. He recalls other farmers, ranchers, and packers, as well as the towns in the area.
Piper Crow Pass; Ronan, Montana; Jim Creek; Swan River State Forest; Goat Creek; Station Creek; Mission Mountains; Gordon Ranch; Ninemile Remount Depot; Civilian Conservation Corps [CCC]; Lion Creek; Northern Pacific Railroad; Wineglass Mill; Swan Lake; U.S. Forest Service; Polson, Montana; Bob Marshall Wilderness
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 422-016, 017
2 sound cassettes (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (18 p.: 28 cm.)
Hulett, John, "John Hulett Interview, February 15, 1999" (1999). Upper Swan Valley Oral History Project. 53.