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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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Ulysses SHOWALTER(b. 1886)

Residence:Moscow MountainOccupation(s): Woodcutter, farmer, moonshiner
Family Origin:Family came from Virginia (c.1890)


Interview #1, 2/4/1974

Topics:Moonshining experiences. Impact of prohibition. Cutting cordwood. Fighting. Poker. 2-4-74 1 hr 25p RM
Duration:1:02:21Interviewer:Rob Moore
Keywords:Prohibition drinking families gambling logging logging camps moonshine moving saloons sewing sports threshing timber women
Locations:Moscow Mountain Moscow

Interview #2, 2/20/1974

Topics:Making moonshine. Stool pigeons and bribes. Arrest. Houses of ill-repute. Crooked gambling. Saloons. 2-20-74 2 hr 47p RM
Duration:2:06:03Interviewer:Rob Moore
Keywords:African Americans brothels cards death disease fighting fishing gambling illness lawyers logging logging camps moonshine pioneers prostitutes saloons stores trials
Locations:Moscow Mountain Moscow