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Latah County Oral History Collection

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


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Lora Brackett ALBRIGHT(b. 1898)

Residence:Potlatch River, JuliaettaOccupation(s): Manager of family produce operation, teacher, farm wife, state legislator (1949-50)
Family Origin:Came from Lookout, Idaho (1916), where parents had moved from Minnesota


Interview #1, 4/29/1976

Topics:Experiences in Midwest logging camps as a girl. Family adversity and development of Idaho ranch. Schooling and teaching. Favorite horse. Homesteading rough land near Juliaetta (1918). 4-29-76 2 hr 54p
Duration:2:04:41Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:accidents childhood forest fires holidays homesteads horses illness logging logging camps lumberjacks ranching schools teaching weddings women
Locations:Juliaetta Potlatch River Wisconsin

Interview #2, 5/25/1976

Topics:Significance of teacher to community. Midwiving at childbirths. Decision to marry. Longings of pioneer women. Native and imported plants. 5-25-76 1.5 hr 40p
Duration:1:32:56Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:childbirth children dating death families food marriage medicine miscarriage rural schools schools teachers teaching women
Locations:Potlatch Juliaetta

Interview #3, 6/23/1976

Topics:Lay missionary work at Lapwai Methodist Church. Selling school consolidation to communities. Family truck gardening and turkey raising. Work as state legislator. Homesteading experiences. Helping tramps. Ethics. 6-23-76 4 hr 107p
Duration:4:10:37Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:Great Depression Native Americans animals childbirth children churches colleges and universities customs dating death families farming holidays homesteads illness legislators mentally handicapped politics rattlesnakes religion schools voting women world wars
Locations:Potlatch Juliaetta Boise