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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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Frank MILBERT(b. 1907)

Residence:Gold Hill, PotlatchOccupation(s): Gold miner
Family Origin:Came west from Pennsylvania in the twenties


Interview #1, 06/18/1975 (transcript only)

Topics:Discovery of Gold Hill gold (1861). Gold Creek rush (1868). Gold rush life. Carrico family mining. Persecution of Chinese miners. Lost Wheelbarrow Mine. Park Shattuck's mining experiences. 6-18-75 2.5 hr 54p
Duration:2.5 hr 54pInterviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:mining gold Chinese Americans miners
Locations:Potlatch Gold Hill

Interview #2, 06/20/1975 (transcript only)

Topics:Dowsing for gold. Stories about local miners. Promoters. How gold spurred early settlement. Gold mining in the twenties. Dredging the Palouse River. Nature of gold miners. 6-20-75 3 hr 58p
Duration:3 hr 58pInterviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:mining gold dredging miners homesteads
Locations:Potlatch Gold Hill Palouse