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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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Ella Olson OLSON(b. 1897)

Residence:Pleasant Hill, TroyOccupation(s): Cook, pea processor, housekeeper, homemaker
Family Origin:Father came from Sweden (1884), mother fromNorway (1887)


Interview #1, 10/1/1976

Topics:Cooking for sawmill and threshing crews. Life of country youths. Marriage. Spokane housekeeping. Mica cutting and pea picking. Depression, 10-1-76 1.2 hr 27p
Duration:1:15:46Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:Great Depression automobiles children churches cooking dances dating families farming food hospitals housekeeping immigrants languages logging camps marriage neighbors newspapers sawmills schools threshing weddings women working conditions
Locations:Pleasant Hill Troy Nora Moscow