Montana Historical Society

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Voices: Remembering World War I

These oral histories, conducted in the 1980s, present Montanans' recollections of the Great War. They present unique perspectives of the past—shaped by the interviewee’s ideology, background, and connection to the war—and give voice to regular Montanans’ experiences during this tumultuous time.

Click on the links below to listen.

Leah Stewart Brickett: Governor's Daughter

Emil Christiansen: Medic at the Argonne

William Henry Gustafson: Machine Gunner

Elmer King: Game Warden

Minda McAnnally: Northern Pacific Railroad Telegraph Operator

(Photo: Paus, Herbert Andrew, Artist. [World War I soldiers / Paus]. 1918. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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