Bill Potter describes coming to Montana in the early 20th century with his parents. He recalls the family homestead and the time they spent camping and backpacking in the Mission Mountains. Potter discusses the guest ranch he owns and operates and the timber stand he maintains on his property. He talks about timber management and his concern that the stand won’t last once he’s gone. He also talks about firefighting and its impact on the land. Potter concludes by describing his family’s interactions with Native Americans in the Swan Valley area, and mentions some of the neighbors they had when he was growing up.
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1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (15 p.: 28 cm.)
Potter, Bill, "Bill Potter Interview, December 17, 2005" (2005). Upper Swan Valley Oral History Project. 65.