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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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Tom and Elizabeth Wahl(b. 1911; 1905)

Residence:Grey Eagle District, GeneseeOccupation(s):Farmer; research engineer at Washington State University; teacher
Family Origin:Father's family came from California (1879), mother from the Willamette Valley, Oregon (1890)


Interview #2, 3/10/1976

Topics:Relations between hired help and farm families. Butchering bees. Winter work and isolation. 3-10-76 2 hr 46p
Duration:2:02:32Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:automobiles butchering chores colleges and universities farmers farming harvesting homesteads migrants miners mining sawmill school winter
Locations:Palouse Troy Genesee Grey Eagle District

Interview #3, 4/4/1977

Topics:With Elizabeth Wahl (wife). Teaching and rural communities. Relations with Nez Perce and African-Americans. Family farming life. Early homesteading; J.P. Vollmer. 4-4-77 2.5 hr p
Duration:2:33:54Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:Great Depression Native Americans automobiles childhood chores colleges and universities education families farmers farming homemakers horses immigrants marriage pioneers racial discrimination school houses schools teachers world wars
Locations:Moscow Troy Genesee