Anna Nason Appelman reminiscence, circa 1940  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Appelman, Anna Nason, b. 1869
Anna Nason Appelman reminiscence
circa 1940 (inclusive)
1 volume
Collection Number
Mss 872
Anna Nason Appelman was a schoolteacher in Butte, Montana and Hamilton, Montana who grew up on her family farm in Laurin, Montana in the late 1800s. This collection is her reminiscence about her childhood and young adulthood at the turn of the century in Montana.
University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
University of Montana
32 Campus Dr. #9936
Missoula, MT
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Access Restrictions

Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of Archives and Special Collections, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, and The University of Montana-Missoula.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Anna Nason was born in Laurin, Montana in 1869. Her parents, Richard and Mary Nason, arrived in Montana in 1864, searching for gold in Alder Gulch. They eventually purchased the John Redfern Stage station and then a farm in Laurin. The family had six children, Teresa, Mary, Anna, Margaret, John, and Alberta (Bertie).

Nason was educated at the Convent of the Sacred Heart boarding school for girls in Ogden, Utah and also briefly attended the public high school in Butte, Montana. She became a schoolteacher and took her first position with the city of Butte in a wood camp called String Town. She worked as a teacher in Butte until the mid-1890s and then took a teaching position in Hamilton, Montana. She stayed in Hamilton several years before moving back home with her parents and teaching in Laurin for a year. Following her short time in Laurin, she returned to Butte to teach until she moved to California to be closer to her sister, Mary.

Anna Nason eventually married and continued to live on the west coast.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection consists of a single volume of Anna Nason Appelman's reminiscence about her life in late nineteenth and early twentieth century Montana entitled Montana, I Return to You. She includes stories of growing up outside of Virginia City in Laurin, Montana on the family farm and her time as a schoolteacher in both Butte, Montana and Hamilton, Montana around the turn of the century.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. and any other applicable statutes. Copyright transferred to the University of Montana.

Preferred Citation

Anna Nason Appelman Reminiscence, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Frontier and pioneer life--Montana
  • Women teachers--Montana--Biography
  • Geographical Names :
  • Butte (Mont.)
  • Hamilton (Mont.)
  • Laurin (Mont.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Reminiscences--Montana