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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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Martha Lowery LONG(b. 1903 )

Residence:Kendrick, eastern WashingtonOccupation(s): Extension specialist for Chelan County and Washington state; homemaker, teacher
Family Origin:Parents came from North Dakota and homesteaded near Quincy, Washington (1902)


Interview #1, 10/25/1976

Topics:Youth on a drought-stricken homestead. Family holiday customs. Mother's character. Family move to Pullman. Attending Washington State College. 10-25-76 2 hr 61p
Duration:2:06:39Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:boardinghouses cards childhood chores churches clothing colleges and universities cooking customs dances education families food games gardens holidays homesteads illness immigrants isolation languages moving music orchards reading religion roads teachers threshing water women
Locations:Pullman Culdesac Washington Kendrick

Interview #2, 11/18/1976

Topics:With Marvin Long (husband) Work as home extension agent in the depression. Conditions of Chelan County people in the depression. Work as state clothing specialist. Teaching at Culdesac; other jobs. The Long house. Kendrick's hobo. Long mercantile store. 11-18-76 3 hr 85p
Duration:3:09:09Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:Ku Kux Klan authors automobiles boardinghouses businesses butchering canning and preserving churches clothing clubs colleges and universities cooking crafts death education families home economics homemakers lore mansions marriage newspapers orchards rural communities schools sewing stores teachers teaching winter women world wars
Locations:Pullman Culdesac Washington Kendrick