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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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Melvin CARLSON(b. 1906)

Residence:Big Meadow, TroyOccupation(s): Logger, farmer
Family Origin:Family came from North Dakota (1912)


Interview #1, 7/21/1975

Topics:With Helena Carlson (sister-in-law) Farm life as youngster: school, work, play and entertainments. Ice making. Threshing. Local fires. 7-21-75 2 hr p KP
Duration:2:05:40Interviewer:Karen Purtee
Keywords:women authors murders suicide pioneers homesteads churches lore education teachers tarot fortune-telling
Locations:American Ridge Troy

Interview #2, 7/22/1975

Topics:and Helena Carlson Woods living: lumberjacks, work, women in camp. Halloween pranks. Shivarees. Buttermaking and cream. Home remedies. 7-22-75 2 hr p KP
Duration:2:05:32Interviewer:Karen Purtee
Keywords:bears dances families food forest fires holidays illness immigrants literary logging logging camps lore lumberjacks medicine roads telephones unions weddings women
Locations:Big Meadow Troy