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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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Helen Kellberg ANDERSON(b. 1904)

Residence:Burnt Ridge, TroyOccupation(s): Farm wife
Family Origin:Parents were Swedish settlers who came via Missouri (1906)


Interview #1, 6/5/1974

Topics:Tuberculosis and other sicknesses. Growing up on the farm. Women's work. Father's strictness. 6-5-74 1.2 hr 18p LS
Duration:1:15:02Interviewer:Laura Schrager
Keywords:childhood children families farming holidays homemakers homesteads illness medicine parties railroads schools sewing timber
Locations:Moscow Burnt Ridge Troy

Interview #2, 6/14/1974

Topics:Good and bad teachers. Neighborhood happenings. Party gatherings. Economizing in the depression. Naivete of young. Shopping in Troy. 6-14-74 1.2 hr p LS
Duration:1:13:06Interviewer:Laura Schrager
Keywords:Great Depression butchering clothing dances death families food illness parties poetry schools sewing stores teachers telephones
Locations:Moscow Burnt Ridge Troy