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Latah County Oral History Collection

Remembering Latah County and Idaho Life at the turn of the 20th century

accidents african americans alcohol armed forces arson authors automobiles banks bankruptcy bears blacksmiths boardinghouses bootlegging brothels businesses butchering canneries canning and preserving cards carpentry ccc cemeteries childbirth childhood children chinese americans chores christian churches clothing clubs colleges and universities construction cooking crafts crops customs dances dating death discrimination disease divorce doctors drinking education electricity families family life education farmers farming fighting fires fishing floods flunkeying food foremen forest fires fraternities friendship funerals gambling games gardens german americans great depression greek americans guns gyppos harvesting holidays homemakers homesteads horses hospitals hotels housekeeping hunting illness immigrants isolation iww jails Japanese Americans knitting ku kux klan languages lawyers legislators literaries livestock local histories log cabins logging logging camps lore lumber lumberjacks lynching mail carriers mansions marriage medicine mess halls midwives mills miners mining moonshine movies moving murders music native americans neighborhoods neighbors newspapers normal schools norwegian american nurses one room schools orchards pack trains parties picnics pioneers law enforcement politics poverty post offices pregnancy presidents professors prohibition prostitutes psychiana racial discrimination railroads rattlesnakes reading religion rivers roads rodeos rural communities rural schools saloons sawmills schools sewing sheep shivarees smoking sports stores strikes students suicide swedish americans teachers teaching telephones thieves threshing timber tractors trapping trials unions university of idaho vigilantes voting wagons water wctu weddings wine winter women work workers working conditions world wars