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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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Oscar & Hazel Olson(b. 1920)

Residence:DearyOccupation(s):Homemaker; teacher; camp flunkey
Family Origin:Moved from central Idaho in the early forties


Interview #1, 6/16/1976

Topics:Living in a lumbercamp. Pleasures of flunkeying. Violent Pierce strike (1936). Lumberjack nicknames. Unmarried women teachers. Father's mistreatment in Sweden. Depression hardships. 6-16-76 2 hr
Duration:2:05:50Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:African Americans Great Depression IWW childhood cooking dances death drinking education families fighting fires flunkeying foremen gyppos homesteads illness immigrants logging camps lore lumberjacks marriage mess halls rural schools stores strikes teachers teaching women world wars