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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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William MORGAN(b. 1895)

Residence:Lewiston and vicinityOccupation(s): Owner of Morgan Brothers, food and equipment distributors
Family Origin:Parents farmed near Nezperce after leaving Kansas (1898)


Interview #1, 10/28/1976

Topics:Experiences selling to farmers. Art of selling. Becoming a peddlar, Starting Morgan's Grocery (1921). Twenties farm depression. Rural social life. Farm boys' aspirations. 10-28-76 3.4 hr 74p
Duration:3:18:40Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:Chautauqua Great Depression Prohibition businesses businesses colleges and universities crops drinking education families farmers foremen homesteads horses languages lore neighbors politics poor roads schools stores telephones threshing wagons women
Locations:Lewiston Clarkston