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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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Otto SCHUPFER(b. 1891)

Residence:Juliaetta, KendrickOccupation(s): Operated local telephone company and theatre; helped manage electric service
Family Origin:Herman Schupfer's brother


Interview #1, 4/14/1976

Topics:Early telephone service and tramways. Anti-German sentiment in war time. Foster's hospital and Adam's wheat. Experience versus education. Juliaetta cannery. Porter enterprises. 4-14-76 1.8 hr p
Duration:1:50:54Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:Great Depression Native Americans automobiles banks businesses canneries churches cooperatives death families fires floods railroads schools sports telephones thieves unions water
Locations:Juliaetta Kendrick Troy Arrow

Interview #2, 6/1/1976

Topics:Early moviehouses, radios and cars. Right-of-way disputes. Juliaetta flour mill. Melon thieves. Trains in Potlatch canyon. Telephone and electric service. 6-1-76 2 hr p
Duration:2:00:15Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:African Americans Ku Kux Klan accidents automobiles bees businesses children electricity farmers fighting holidays immigrants mills movies radios railroads sports stores telephones thieves unions wine
Locations:Juliaetta Kendrick Arrow