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Remembering Latah County and Idaho Life at the turn of the 20th century


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E. J. (Tom) PLATT(b. 1903)

Residence:Genesee, Salmon River (Occupation(s): Livestock operator
Family Origin:Father's family came from Wisonsin (1881), mother's from Kansas (1894)


Interview #1, 12/3/1974

Topics:With William Hickman (cousin), Kenneth Piatt (brother) Introduction of purebred Herefords by Piatt brothers (1896). Livestock operation at Genesee and Salmon Rivers; hardship in winter of 1919. Salmon homesteading. Settlement of Genesee area. Horse show and rodeo. Livery business. 12-3-74 2.5 hr p
Duration:2:33:00Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:Great Depression IWW Native Americans businesses families farming fires homesteads horses liveries livestock moonshine railroads religion rodeos winter world wars
Locations:Genesee Salmon River