A Narrative History of the Montana Heritage Project

Lincoln County Since 1950: An Oral History Project

David James

Eureka High School


Juniors at Eureka High School completed an oral history project on the period since 1950. They recorded fifty interviews of friends, relatives, and neighbors. Once the audio recordings were completed and transcribed, they used their interviews as a basis for writing original histories of Eureka and the Tobacco Valley.

Six students presented their research on “Women in the Community” to about seventy community members at a reading at the Eureka Book Store. This event was part of a continuing community lecture series. Along with the student research, a short video about Jeanette Rankin was shown. Shortly before the readings were to begin, a bus from the local nursing home arrived with several interview subjects on board. Many of these papers have since been put on Eureka’s website, archived at the local library, and sent to the Montana Historical Society in Helena.

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