Warner Lundberg and Frank Lundberg Interview, June 11, 1999


Suzanne M. Vernon



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Warner Lundberg and his younger brother, Frank, describe homesteading in the Swan Valley in Montana as the children of Swedish immigrants who came to Montana in the early 20th century. The brothers offer insight into the struggles of establishing and growing up on a homestead. They describe building by hand the Pine Ridge School and Roll School—named after Fred Roll, a relative of the interviewees—trapping and selling furs, and encountering Native Americans who had a campground on their land.


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Document Type

Oral History


Swan Valley, Montana; Immigration, Montana; Homesteading, Montana; Pine Ridge School, Montana; Roll School, Montana; Fred Roll; Frank Lundberg; Warner Lundberg; Trapping, Montana; Native Americans; Education, 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 422-026

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (15 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:52:14 minutes

Local Filename

OH_422_026.mp3; OH_422_026.pdf

Warner Lundberg and Frank Lundberg Interview, June 11, 1999