Ollie Hill Interview, June 19, 1999

Title

Ollie Hill Interview, June 19, 1999

Interviewee

Ollie Hill

Interviewer

Suzanne M. Vernon

Files

Download Transcript of Ollie Hill Interview (96 KB)

Description

Ollie Hill describes growing up on a homestead near Condon, Montana. He talks about his father, a Finnish immigrant who came to America to escape what Hill describes as serfdom in Finland at that time. Hill notes that, in addition to homesteading, his father worked in the Bonner Mill, trapped, and worked as a ranger for the U.S. Forest Service. Hill shares a number of childhood experience, including watching forest fires, particularly the Lion Creek fire of 1929, hunting and trapping, and celebrating the Fourth of July with other homesteader families. He also recalls how members of the Salish tribe would camp on his family’s property a couple weeks out of the year.

Document Type

Oral History

Subjects

Condon, Montana; Swan Valley, Montana; Immigration, Montana; Bonner Mill, Montana; U.S. Forest Service; Rangers; Forest fires, Montana; Lion Creek Fire, 1929; Salish tribe, Montana; Homesteading, Montana

Original Date

6-19-1999

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana

Language

eng

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

Rights

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 422-028, 029

Media Type

Text

Original Format

2 sound cassettes (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (17 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

application/pdf

Local Filename

OH_422_028_029.pdf

Ollie Hill Interview, June 19, 1999

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