This collection includes two interviews detailing the history of settling Rosebud County, Montana, and the surrounding southeastern land in Montana in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The interviews were conducted circa 1963 by an unidentified male speaker who may be a descendant of the McIntosh family discussed during the interview. Kamhoot describes cattle ranching and mining in eastern Montana from the 1880s to the early 1900s. He provides biographical data on the McIntoshs, an early pioneer family in Rosebud County, Montana, and talks about the Custer Freight Road, which ran from Fort Keogh to Fort Custer. The original interviews are held as Oral History collection OH 014 at Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula.
This collection includes 2 interviews.
William “Bill” Kamhoot describes the lineage and history of the McIntosh’s, one of the first pioneering families in Rosebud County, Montana. Kamhoot recalls the early boundaries of the southeastern Montana counties, and mentions his early career as a musician who played for politicians. He reminisces ... Read More
William “Bill” Kamhoot describes the Custer Freight Road which ran from Fort Keogh to Fort Custer. He tells how the road’s construction started in 1878 at the same time the first telegraph line was being built. Kamhoot recalls how the United States Cavalry was often ... Read More