Victor E. George Reminiscence Transcript, 1968  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
George, Victor E. (Victor Ernest), 1893-1980
Title
Victor E. George Reminiscence Transcript
Dates
1968 (inclusive)
Quantity
1 item
Collection Number
Collection 642, MtBC, us (collection)
Summary
The Victor E. George Reminiscence Transcript, composed in 1961, tells the story of his parent's removal to Montana from Missouri in 1883. The narrative describes the first George family settlement in the Paradise Valley in Park County south of Livingston, and their eventual move to Carbon County in 1893. The reminiscence describes many incidents which occurred to Victor while growing up on the homestead near Roscoe, including farm chores, school work, neighbors, and encounters with bears, rattlesnakes and wolves. Victor also briefly describes his teaching career. His later work as a rancher completes the reminiscence.
Repository
Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Montana State University-Bozeman Library
Merrill G Burlingame Special Collections
P.O. Box 173320
Bozeman, MT
59717-3320
Telephone: 406-994-4242
Fax: 406-994-2851
spcoll@www.lib.montana.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Victor E. George was born on June 6, 1893 in Carbon County, Montana. He grew up on his parents' ranch near the present day town of Roscoe, Montana and attended the Billings Polytechnic Institute where he earned a teaching certificate in 1911. That year George began teaching school in rural Carbon and Stillwater Counties, but he left the profession after five years to resume ranching full time. He married Margaret Ryan on December 31, 1931 and the couple had four daughters. In 1950, George retired from ranching and moved to Billings, Montana where he worked in retail sales and real estate. He died in 1980 at his home in Billings.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Victor George reminiscence, composed in 1961, tells the story of his parent's removal to Montana from Missouri in 1883. The narrative describes the first George family settlement in the Paradise Valley in Park County south of Livingston, and their eventual move to Carbon County in 1893 just prior to Victor's birth. Sprinkled with humorous observations, the reminiscence describes many incidents which occurred to Victor while growing up on the homestead near Roscoe, including farm chores, school work, neighbors, and encounters with bears, rattlesnakes and wolves. The communities of Red Lodge, Absarokee, and Columbus (Stillwater County) are mentioned, and Victor also briefly describes his teaching career. His later work as a rancher completes the reminiscence.

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Bears-Montana-Carbon County
  • Boys-Montana-Carbon County-Biography
  • Community life-Montana-Carbon County
  • Ranch life-Montana-Carbon County
  • Ranchers-Montana-Carbon County-Biography
  • Rattlesnakes-Montana-Carbon County
  • Schools-Montana-Carbon County
  • Teachers-Montana-Biography
  • Wolves-Montana-Carbon County
  • Personal Names :
  • George, Victor E. (Victor Ernest), 1893-1980
  • Family Names :
  • George family
  • George, Victor E. (Victor Ernest), 1893-1980-Family
  • Geographical Names :
  • Absarokee (Mont.)
  • Carbon County (Mont.)-History
  • Columbus (Mont.)
  • Park County (Mont.)-History
  • Red Lodge (Mont.)
  • Roscoe (Mont.)
  • Stillwater County (Mont.)-History
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Reminiscences-Montana