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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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Mahlon FOLLETT(b. 1896)

Residence:GeneseeOccupation(s): Operated general store
Family Origin:Parents came from Minnesota in the 1880's


Interview #1, 5/3/1976

Topics:Follett's store. Flourishing and decline of Genesee. Socializing in town. Problems with credit. Genesee banks. Moving of townsite. 5-3-76 2 hr
Duration:2:02:10Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:Great Depression Native Americans Prohibition armed forces assassinations automobiles banks businesses churches clothing colleges and universities dances drinking families farming moonshine politics presidents roads rural communities sports stores women world wars
Locations:Genesee Moscow Lewiston Troy