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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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Joseph HOLLAND(b. 1900)

Residence:BovillOccupation(s): Depot agent at Bovill (1925-66); school board chairman, mayor, justice of the peace
Family Origin:Grew up in South Dakota and Saskatchewan


Interview #1, 7/25/1974

Topics:Bovill's way of life. Experiences as depot agent and judge. Relief in the depression. Lumberjacks and extra gangs. Pat Malone. Leo Guilfoy's humor. 7-25-74 2 hr 41p
Duration:2:03:54Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:winter horses lumberjacks railroads Great Depression CCC gardens stores police officers children funerals alcohol bootlegging drinking Prohibition saloons sports death childbirth doctors accidents sheep Basque lore
Locations:Bovill Elk River Clarkia Washington Moscow

Interview #2, 8/23/1974

Topics:Railroad work and anecdotes. Local attitudes toward Potlatch Lumber Company. Conflict over school consolidation; problems of running town. CCC's. The depot clock. 8-23-74 2.6 hr 47p
Duration:2:36:59Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:African Americans CCC Great Depression automobiles boardinghouses doctors logging lore lumberjacks politics presidents railroads roads schools sports taxes winter workers working conditions world wars
Locations:Bovill Moscow Potlatch