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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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Glen & Agnes Gilder(b. 1903)

Residence:Harvard, Spring ValleyOccupation(s):Farm wife
Family Origin:Came with family from Seattle, Washington (1919)


Interview #1, 5/22/1975

Topics:Meaning of neighboring. Work and play. Hoodoo miners. Old Palouse River road. Father's farming. 5-22-75 1.8 hr 29p
Duration:1:43:45Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:dances dating doctors families farming fishing food homesteads land clearing livestock logging mills miners mines parties roads shivarees stores trapping winter women world wars writers
Locations:Harvard Palouse Troy Washington

Interview #3, 6/17/1975

Topics:Farm life versus city life. Tenacity of local people. Farmers' reliance on Potlatch mill. Selling milk in the depression. Mistreatment of Indians. 6-17-75 2 hr 32p
Duration:2:03:24Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:Great Depression Native Americans accidents businesses death farmers farming liveries mills orchards poor vigilantes water workers
Locations:Potlatch Spokane Palouse Washington

Interview #4, 7/29/1975

Topics:With Agnes Gilder (wife), with Richard Gilder (son) Equality of farm families. Rural view of Potlatch. Marrying and raising children. Working-out while farming. Search for a missing man. Huckleberrying. Home remedies. 7_29-75 2.5 hr 49p
Duration:2:32:19Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:Great Depression blacksmiths canning childbirth children chores cooking dating families farming food marriage medicine mills neighbors parties shivarees women workers world wars

Interview #5, 12/9/1976

Topics:With Agnes Gilder Struggle to be an independent farmer: part-time farming, loss of farm in the thirties. A new start. First jobs. 12-9-76 1.8 hr 29p
Duration:1:44:53Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:Great Depression automobiles banks crops dating debt families farming gambling gyppos horses mills tractors women world wars
Locations:Harvard Troy

Interview #6, 6/28/1978

Topics:With Agnes Glenn (wife) Farm self-sufficiency; farming equipment. Juliaetta and Kendrick Dr. Ruffle. School and dances. Tramway. 9-28-75 1.8 hr KP
Duration:3:03:04Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:IWW Native Americans bears children colleges and universities construction crops dairies dances families families farming food gambling grange halls holidays horses land clearing log cabins logging camps neighbors schools schools sewing sheep skilled workers sports teamsters timber woodworking working conditions
Locations:Harvard Pullman Potlatch

Interview #7, 8/10/1978

Topics:With Agnes Glenn (wife) Selling cow meat off a wagon in Potlatch. Recollections of the Ridgerunner. Hunting on the Clearwater. Judge Kincaid and a Palouse madame. 9-28-75 1 hr 21p
Duration:1:00:28Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:dances horses hunting literary livestock logging lore pack trains rivers thieves wagons women
Locations:Harvard Spring Valley