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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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Edward RAMSDALE(b. 1896)

Residence:American Ridge, TroyOccupation(s): Farmer
Family Origin:Emigrated from Eikefjord, Norway (1913)


Interview #1, 3/20/1975

Topics:Experiences as a newcomer. Growing up in Norway. Connections to Idaho. 3-20-75 1.5 hr 28p
Duration:1:30:42Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:butchering childhood children churches families farming friendships homesteads immigrants languages log cabins schools sports winter
Locations:American Ridge Troy Norway

Interview #2, 5/9/1975

Topics:Starting farming as a rentor. Increasing land holdings. Depression and demise of small farms. 5-9-75 2.4 hr 57p
Duration:2:18:27Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:schools churches children railroads threshing harvesting orchards CCC banks farms livestock farming politics drinking
Locations:Potlatch American Ridge Troy Norway