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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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Joe MALONEY(b. 1892)

Residence:Spokane, North IdahoOccupation(s): Employment agent, camp foreman
Family Origin:Came from Pennsylvania in 1915


Interview #1, 8/22/1974

Topics:Life of single lumberjacks: hard work, honesty, blowing-in. Jungling up; camp inspectors. Stories of Weyerhaeuser brothers, Dick Ferrell and Big Gil. Eccentric camp cooks. Playing tricks in camp. IWW's. 8-22-74 1.6 hr 45p
Duration:1:38:40Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:IWW Japanese Americans accidents automobiles bootlegging childhood dances death doctors farming fighting immigrants logging lumber moonshine sawmills schools women world wars