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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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Henry BENSON(b. 1894)

Residence:Potlatch, DearyOccupation(s): Engineer on WISM Railroad
Family Origin:Parents were Deary area homesteaders


Interview #1, 5/15/1974

Topics:With Nina Seybold (sister) Unsafe railroad bridges; a major derailment. Support of IWWs and hoboes. Family homesteading. Joe Wells family. 5-15-74 1 hr
Duration:0:57:12Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:African-Americans IWW Native Americans churches holidays homesteads illness mills railroads religion schools unions world wars
Locations:Potlatch Deary