As I Remember, Volume I
Stories of Eastern Montana's Pioneers

by Gladys Mullet Kauffman

published by Gladys Mullet Kauffman

produced by Sweetgrass Books

  • As told to Gladys Mullet Kauffman.

    In 1964, during Montana's territorial centennial year, Gladys Mullet Kauffman of Glendive, Montana, noticed the dwindling number of pioneers who had settled eastern Montana. Too many of them were taking their stories to the grave. So Mrs. Kauffman, despite having nine children at home, undertook the task of documenting these pioneers' stories. This fascinating volume is the result of that work.

384 pages, 6'' x 9'', 25 b/w photos, 1 illustrations, 1 map(s), 24 softcovers per case

ISBN 10: 1591520312
ISBN 13: 9781591520313


As I Remember, Volume II

Montana Women Homesteaders

An Uncommon Journey

A Hard Won Life

Destination: Butte, Montana

Since the Days of the Buffalo

Montana Stirrups, Sage and Shenanigans





As I Remember, Volume I
Stories of Eastern Montana's Pioneers

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Gladys Mullet Kauffman align= Gladys Mary Mullet grew up on a farm north of Glendive, Montana, with six sisters and two brothers. Her grandparents had come to the area in 1903 and were among the first settlers near Bloomfield.

Between 1943 and 1951 she taught in rural one-room schools in Dawson County. In 1949 she married Morris Kauffman and moved into Glendive, where they raised nine children. In spite of being busy with the family, both Morris and Gladys managed to get degrees from Dawson Community College in Glendive.

In 1964, during Montana's territorial centennial celebration, Mrs. Kauffman noticed the dwindling numbers of the pioneers who had settled Eastern Montana, and felt it best that someone record their stories before they were gone. 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.

Biography courtesy of The Montana Pioneer.

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