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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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Leo GUILFOY(b. 1886)

Residence:BovillOccupation(s): Scaler and treating plant operator at cedar pole yard
Family Origin:An Irishman, he came from England in 1916


Interview #1, 12/10/1973

Topics:others. Bear stories. Experiences as scoutmaster. Bovill electric plant and movie house. Cedar pole work. 12-10-73 1.5 hr 42p
Duration:1:30:07Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:alcohol bears bootlegging electricity families jails logging logging camps lore lumberjacks movies police officers railroads timber

Interview #2, 7/3/1974

Topics:Origins of Lumberjack nicknames. IWW radicalism and blackballing. Refusing to join Four-L's. Spokane employment offices. Dick Ferrell; Axel Anderson. 7-3-74 1.5 hr 37p
Duration:1:29:53Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:IWW churches cooking drinking fighting fires immigrants logging logging camps lore lumberjacks railroads unions working conditions