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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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Ernest ANDERSON(b. 1902)

Residence:Burnt Ridge, TroyOccupation(s): Farmer
Family Origin:Parents emigrated from Sweden and settled in the late nineties. Helen Anderson's husband


Interview #1, 6/5/1974

Topics:Hard times in Sweden and Duluth. Play and fights as a boy. Getting started as a farmer. Canyon logging; horse team hauling. Joe Wells. Father's craftsmanship. 6-5-74 1.5 hr
Duration:1:32:39Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:African-Americans businesses butchering families farming immigrants knitting logging lumber schools winter world wars
Locations:Burnt Ridge Troy

Interview #2, 6/14/1974

Topics:Depression trials. Rural schools: strictness, teachers, decline. Harvest work as roustabout. Early sawmilling. Chores. 6-14-74 1.5 hr
Duration:1:33:38Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:Great Depression accidents chores churches families farming games homesteads logging schools teachers
Locations:Burnt Ridge Troy