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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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George TORGERSON(b. 1892)

Residence:Park, Elk RiverOccupation(s): Ran drayline, did road maintenance,farmed
Family Origin:Father was a Norwegian homesteader (c. 1890)


Interview #1, 5/17/1976

Topics:Homesteaders around Elk River. Prosperity of Elk River; devastating impact of mill removal. Settlement at Park. Moving from Elk River. 5-17-76 2 hr
Duration:2:04:02Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:African Americans IWW Prohibition automobiles banks brothels chores churches drinking families fires homesteads immigrants languages logging camps mills moonshine pioneers post offices roads stores strikes threshing timber winter
Locations:Park Deary Potlatch Elk River