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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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James & Amelia Bacca(b. 1904)

Residence:Onaway, PotlatchOccupation(s):Fireman and Homemaker (Amelia)
Family Origin:Amelia: Emigrated from northern Italy in 1920; came to Potlatch in 1927 | James: Came from northern Italy in 1931


Interview #1, 9/24/1976

Topics:Adaptation to America. Subsistence living near Trent, Italy; local interest in America. Depression struggle. Coal mining in Wyoming; settling in Potlatch. Other Onaway Italians. 9-24-76 2.6 hr 60p
Duration:2:41:35Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:Great Depression accidents bootlegging churches cooking death education families fire fighters friendship gyppos illness immigrants languages mills nurses roads unions wine winter women
Locations:Onaway Potlatch Italy Elk River