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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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Mary West LYND(b. 1895)

Residence:PalouseOccupation(s): Farm wife
Family Origin:Moved with family from Illinois in 1904


Interview #1 (w/ friend Mamie Wurman), 6/24/1975

Topics:With Mary West Lynd (friend), Mamie Sardam Munden (niece), and Glen Gilder (friend. Keeping home and raising children; closeness of family unit. Community get-togethers. Home doctoring. Difficult farming experiences. Lack of conveniences. Girls' work. 6-24-75 2.4 hr p
Duration:2:04:56Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:Native Americans butchering childbirth children chores clothing dances dating divorce families food homesteads illness illness isolation literary logging lumberjacks marriage medicine midwives newspapers parties schools sewing telephones timber women
Locations:Princeton Palouse Potlatch