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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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J. Les and Marie J. Clark(b. 1904)

Residence:Elk RiverOccupation(s):Printer
Family Origin:Native of Manitoba, he arrived in 1923


Interview #1, 7/9/1976

Topics:Growing up in Elk River. Town social life and cultural groups. Apprentice ship of a printer; Elk River print shop. Tramp printers. Leaving Elk River; loss of mill. 7-9-76 3.5 hr
Duration:3:36:31Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:Great Depression IWW Ku Kux Klan Psychiana accidents automobiles businesses butchering childhood children churches dances dating death families fires flunkeying games holidays illness immigrants mills movies music newspapers picnics railroads religion schools sports stores students teachers timber unions winter women working conditions world wars
Locations:Elk River Oregon Lewiston Moscow Colfax Helmer Park