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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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Rannie (Ma) Johnson VINE(b. 1882)

Residence:Elk RiverOccupation(s): Homemaker, kept boarders, worked in hotel
Family Origin:Raised in Wisconsin; came via eastern Montana (c.1918)


Interview #1, 7/8/1976

Topics:Working at Elk River. Goodness of IWW's. Recovery from tuberculosis Homesteading in eastern Montana. Klan; bootleggers. Closure of mill. Good life at Elk River. 7-8-76 2.3 hr
Duration:2:20:09Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:Great Depression IWW Ku Kux Klan bootlegging churches dances death homesteads illness illness medicine moonshine religion strikes suicide work
Locations:Elk River Wisconsin Montana