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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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John EIKUM(b. 1888)

Residence:Cow Creek, GeneseeOccupation(s): Farmer
Family Origin:Family arrived in 1893 from Norway


Interview #1, 12/8/1975

Topics:Division of creek by two Lutheran churches. 1893 wet harvest and depression. Family farm life. Genesee stores and moving of town. World War I experience. Homesteading on Coeur d'Alene reservation. 12-8-75 2.8 hr 44p
Duration:2:53:43Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:Jewish Americans Native Americans Norwegian Americans accidents alcohol armed forces businesses children churches dances dating death drinking families farming friendship harvesting homesteads illness immigrants logging railroads sports stores suicide threshing world wars
Locations:Genesee Cow Creek St. Maries