Stan Nicholson and Colleen Nicholson Interview, October 19, 2006


Kit Johnston



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Stan Nicholson recalls looking for property, building a cabin, and moving with his wife, Colleen, to their home on the Double Arrow Ranch at Seeley Lake, Montana, in 1990. He describes the sense of “rootedness” that he feels to the area, due in part to the process of building his house with the help of family and friends, as well as participating in various community improvement projects, such as the Clearwater Resource Council [CRC], the Swan Ecosystem Center [SEC], and the Seeley Lake Community Foundation. Nicholson discusses the changes that he has seen to the valley and its growing community in the past 16 years, and how Seeley Lake’s active and diverse community makes it unique.


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Document Type

Oral History

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 /

Oral History Number

OH 422-178

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (19 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:01:34 minutes

Local Filename

OH_422_178.mp3; OH_422_178.pdf

Stan Nicholson and Colleen Nicholson Interview, October 19, 2006