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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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Elmer FLODIN(b. 1899)

Residence:Dry Ridge, TroyOccupation(s): Farmer, logger
Family Origin:Parents were Swedish homesteaders (early 1880's)


Interview #1, 6/25/1974

Topics:Survival of frontier homesteaders. Support of IWW despite opponents Local strong men. 6-25-74 1 hr p
Duration:1:02:37Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:families immigrants railroads homesteads farming Native Americans timber winter sawmills childhood children fishing hunting schools horses dances IWW logging camps unions working conditions fires logging camps lore moonshine Prohibition
Locations:Dry Ridge Moscow Troy Big Bear Ridge Helmer Genesee Bovill

Interview #2, 1/10/1975

Topics:Destruction of land by fertilizer and logging. Olson family threshing; Wells family. Dry Ridge cemetery. 1-10-75 1 hr
Duration:1:02:29Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:African Americans Native Americans cemeteries death farming logging politics threshing timber
Locations:Potlatch Dry Ridge