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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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Hilda Carlson RUBERG(b. 1893)

Residence:Big Meadow, Burnt Ridge, TroyOccupation(s): Farm wife, harvest cook, housekeeper
Family Origin:Family came from North Dakota (1912)


Interview #1, 6/19/1976

Topics:With Helena Carlson (sister-in-law) Work as cook, housekeeper and farmer. Women's responsibilities at home, Childbirth and children's ignorance. Neighborhood entertainment. 6-19-76 2 hr p KP
Duration:2:06:06Interviewer:Karen Purtee
Keywords:Norwegian Americans accidents childbirth children chores clothing cooking dances dating death families farming fishing food literary music newspapers pregnancy threshing winter women
Locations:Troy Big Meadow Genesee Burnt Ridge Spokane