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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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Ida Mielke NEWMAN(b. 1898)

Residence:CameronOccupation(s): Farm wife, teacher; author of History of Cameron, Idaho
Family Origin:Parents were German pioneers who came from Minnesota in 1901


Interview #1, 2/18/1977

Topics:Family stress on education and equality. Life in a German community, Games, dances and literaries. Patriotism and tensions in First World War. Attending and teaching school. 2-18-77 2 hr
Duration:2:01:29Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:chores churches clothing customs dances death discrimination education families flags games holidays homemakers illness immigrants languages literary lore newspapers picnics poor sports teachers threshing women world wars
Locations:Cameron Kendrick Spokane Lewiston