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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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Dora Otter FLEENER(b. 1894)

Residence:Rural MoscowOccupation(s): Farm wife, housekeeper; author of Coming West from South Dakota
Family Origin:Family moved from South Dakota in 1902


Interview #1, 8/21/1973

Topics:Home life as a girl. Mother's influence on household. Exclusion of women from animal husbandry at university. Fleener family's plains crossing (1852). 8-21-73 1 hr
Duration:1:00:52Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:authors childhood children colleges and universities death families homesteads illness literary livestock medicine pioneers rural communities schools

Interview #2, 12/16/1974

Topics:Working out before marriage. Life during threshing season. Father-in-law's homesteading near Moscow (1870's). Controversy over identities of Wild Davey and William Drannan. Home rememdies. 12-16-74 1.5 hr p
Duration:1:27:50Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:Native Americans accidents authors automobiles businesses churches families farming harvesting holidays homesteads illness medicine music roads saloons threshing vigilantes winter women writing
Locations:Moscow Colfax