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History Roundtables are community conversations centered around a central theme. The series, entitled "Working at the Mill," may involve work done at the mill or activities related to the community life of mill workers and their families. Begun in 2009, each winter three programs are presented. These programs are available as videos which may be viewed on this website or as DVDs which may be obtained at the Bonner Milltown History Center.

#1 Working at the Mill Series - Part 1 with Glenn Smith , Art Bailey, Rudi Miller, and Cal Bonnet. Bonner, Montana, January 25 , 2009. Recorded by MCAT. Running time:  1:50:57.

#2 Working at the Mill Series - Part 2. "Taking a Look Back" with Glenn Smith, Rick Swanson, Donna Madsen, and Sue Knudsen. Bonner, Montana, February 22, 2009. Recorded by MCAT.  Running time:  1:30:43

#3 Working at the Mill Series - Part 3. "Getting Logs from the Woods to the Mill" with Dennis Sain, Leroy Christopherson, Rick Swanson, Jim Appelt, and Kim Briggeman. Bonner, Montana, April 19, 2009. Recorded by MCAT. Running  time: 1:36:20.

#4 Working at the Mill Series - Part 4. "Old Number 7, Bonner’s Willamette Shay type Locomotive and Scenes from Timberjack" with Glenn Smith, E. Macdougall "Mac" Palmer, and Stan Cohen. Bonner, Montana, January 17, 2010. Recorded by MCAT.

#5 Working at the Mill Series - Part 5.  "Plywood Plant" with Otis Seal and "Bonner Company  Town" with Dan Hall , Western Cultural. Bonner, Montana, February 21, 2010. Recorded by MCAT. Running time: 2:27:50

#6 Working at the Mill Series - Part 6. "Health and Safety" with Glenn Smith, Julie Beckel, and Ellen Leahy.  Bonner, Montana, April 18, 2010. Recorded by MCAT. Running time:  1:12:40.

#7 Working at the Mill Series - Part 7. “Remembering 3038” with Jim Hill, Charlie Long, Dennis Sain, and Lee Legreid. Bonner, Montana, January 16, 2011. Recorded by MCAT.

#8 Working at the Mill Series - Part 8. “Fire! Piltzville Fire Station 4" with Missoula Rurual Fire District Chief Bill Colwell. Bonner, Montana, February 20, 2011. Recorded by MCAT.

#9 Working at the Mill Series - Part 9. “Scouting”: Bonner’s Scouting History" with Dusty Deschamps, Mike Nelson, and Bill Unger. Bonner, Montana, March 20, 2011. Recorded by MCAT.

#10 Working at the Mill Series - Part 10. “Marshall Skiers’ Reunion” with Dennis Sain and Anna Sain. Bonner, Montana, January 15, 2012. Recorded by MCAT.

#11 Working at the Mill Series - Part 11. "Women Working in the Mill" with Glenn Smith, Maybelle Bonnet, Lola Mae LeProwse, and many others.  Bonner, Montana, February 19, 2012. Recorded by MCAT. Running time:  1:37:00.

#12 Working at the Mill Series - Part 12. "Stories of the Bonner Houses” with Glenn Smith, Lois Fuller Johnson, and Lefty Pleasant. Bonner, Montana, March 18, 2012.  Recorded by MCAT.  Running time: 1:30:52

#13 Working at the Mill Series - Part 13. "A Salute to Our Veterans” with Chuck Erickson. Bonner, Montana, January, 2012.  Recorded by MCAT.

#14 Working at the Mill Series - Part 14. "Local Railroad History" with Dennis Sain, Bill and Jan Taylor, and Bob Bateman. Bonner, Montana, February 2013. Recorded by MCAT. Running time:  1:30:06.

#15 Working at the Mill Series, Part 15. "Cantonment Wright and the Mullan Road East of Missoula" wth Kim Briggeman, Tom Yule, Willie Bateman, Dennis Sain, and others. March 24, 2013. Recorded by MCAT.  Running time:  1:53:08.

#16 Working at the Mill Series - Part 16. "Native American Toys and Tools" with Norman Jacobson.  Bonner, Montana, January 19, 2014. Recorded by MCAT. Running time:  1:46:03.

#17 Working at the Mill Series - Part 17. "Hughes Gardens" with Glenn Smith, Sharon Smith, and Don Felton.  Bonner, Montana, February 16, 2014. Recorded by MCAT.

#18 Working at the Mill Series - Part 18. "Memories of Bonner School" with Kim Briggeman, Judy Thibodeau Karl, Kathy Brigggeman Milodragovich, and Don Felton.  Bonner, Montana, March 16, 2014. Recorded by MCAT.

#19 Working at the Mill Series - Part 19. "The History of Timberlands" with Robert Lamley, Anaconda Company years; Tony Liane, Champion International years; and Andy Lukes, Stimson Lumber Company years. Bonner, Montana, February 15, 2015. Recorded by MCAT.

#20 Working at the Mill Series - Part 20. "A. B. Hammond" with Greg Gordon, Dale Johnson, Ty Robinson, and Kim Briggeman. April 19, 2015. Recorded by MCAT.

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