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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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George NICHOLS(b. 1888)

Residence:HarvardOccupation(s): Laborer
Family Origin:Came from Deer Park, Washington to work on building of WISM railroad (1904)


Interview #1, 5/28/1975

Topics:With Frank Herzog, Glen Gilder (friends) Early settlement on Palouse River. Arrival of Potlatch Lumber Company. Logging, river drives, foremen; contribution of IWWs. Harvard's beginning, Hoodoo mining ventures. An ostracized family. Bee trees and trapping. Evil of corporations and politicians. 5-28-75 3 hr p
Duration:3:02:20Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:IWW accidents alcohol bees clothing dances fishing food foremen gyppos homesteads horses immigrants logging logging camps lore mines politics post offices railroads stores strikes thieves timber trapping unions working conditions
Locations:Harvard Gold Hill Potlatch Princeton Bovill