In 1964, during Montana's territorial centennial
celebration, Mrs. Kauffman noticed the dwindling numbers of the pioneers who
had settled Eastern Montana. Someone really should record their stories!
Although she had 9 children, the youngest still a baby, she set out to
interview as many settlers as possible. Over the next 10 years she recorded
the stories of over 160 pioneers and published those stories in the local
newspaper, the Ranger Review.
Now we have put those
stories into a book (two volumes) and excerpts of some of them appear here on this
website. The website will also be updated as work on the book progresses.
Also, be sure to check out the List of Interviews page! All the interviews conducted by Mrs. Kauffman are listed here, complete with their Volume and Page number in the book!
NOTE: All material on this site is protected under
copyright law and is the property of Gladys Kauffman. For permission to use
any portion of the stories displayed, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.