Dixie Meyer Interview, October 22, 2001


Dixie Meyer


Samantha Epstein



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Dixie Meyer discusses when her family moved to Salmon Prairie, Montana, in the late 1930s. She talks about the family property and about going to elementary school in Salmon Prairie and high school in Missoula, Montana. She recalls how her father made a modest living as a trapper. Meyer talks about her childhood chores, which included milking cows and tending to horses and chickens. She notes that the area was not great for growing anything other than root crops when she was a child. Meyer describes the challenging winters on Salmon Prairie as well as the major changes the area has undergone, including the building of the highway system and the introduction of electricity. She discusses how her husband Neil Meyer logged the property to provide an income. She also mentions the wildlife that live in the area.


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Document Type

Oral History


Homesteading, Montana; Farming, Montana; Logging, Montana; Salmon Prairie, Montana; Swan Valley, 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 422-061

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (22 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:02:30 minutes

Local Filename

OH_422_061.mp3; OH_422_061.pdf

Dixie Meyer Interview, October 22, 2001