Segment Synopsis: At the Water Power Sawmill at Anderson Crossing, Ed was
scared by Big Anderson, who came out of his shack yelling
at him as he explored the area around a tunnel. Big wore
a cap made of overalls and was guarding his perpetual
Segment Synopsis: The Lawrence store, where Halseths traded, was Janesville;
he put in a saloon when the railroad came through. There
was also a whore house on the meadow in the railroad boom
days. Father sold place there and bought place on Big
Bear Ridge for the same price.
Segment Synopsis: No money for Christmas when he was young. Big Bear was
largely used for cattle grazing. Much more snow in the
old days: sleighs were used to get around on the ridge,
wheels on the main road to Kendrick.
Segment Synopsis: Living and working in Montana. Ed met his wife there,
while she was homesteading. The story of two girls homesteading
in northern Montana who were found frozen to
death in their beds. They had a man take them out to
their homestead as a winter storm was coming up, and they
had no matches. His wife worked out while she homesteaded,
for low wages.
Segment Synopsis: IWW's, "I Won't Work": Ed got a job in harvest at Genesee
because they wouldn't work for the wages. He quits a job
for Cameron when a stick of dynamite falls out of a bundle,
Once a thrashing machine burnt up because a box of matches
was thrown in. Sleeping on the harvest crew.