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.
Homesteading, Montana; Farming, Montana; Logging, Montana; Salmon Prairie, Montana; Swan Valley, Montana
Upper Swan Valley Oral History Project, OH 422, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (22 p.: 28 cm.)
Meyer, Dixie, "Dixie Meyer Interview, October 22, 2001" (2001). Upper Swan Valley Oral History Project. 54.