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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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Edward & Dixie Groseclose(b. 1900)

Residence:Potlatch River, JuliaettaOccupation(s):Farm wife
Family Origin:Came with family from Bland County, Virginia in 1907


Interview #1, 3/9/1976

Topics:Homesteading in Potlatch Canyon. Goodness of Nez Perces. Flooding of Potlatch River. Railroad work at Arrow Junction. Cedarville settlement. 3-9-76 2 hr 51p
Duration:1:49:28Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:families' homesteads orchards winter railroads death accidents rattlesnakes schools Native Americans ferries taxes women alcohol timber logging floods rivers drinking marriage
Locations:Juliaetta Potlatch Creek Lapwai Teakean

Interview #2, 6/1/1976

Topics:Family and community traditions from Virginia. Settling of Arrow by Virginia kin and neighbors. Her experiences as a youngster. Religious life. Misuse of blacks and Indians. Disputed strips of reservation land. 6-1-76 3 hr 76p
Duration:2:05:03Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:families Native Americans wars pioneers local histories African Americans armed forces Ku Kux Klan discrimination religion friendship slaves churches women moonshine neighbors funerals food holidays homesteads stores death clothing moving
Locations:Potlatch River Juliaetta Virginia

Interview #3, 7/21/1976

Topics:Adversity: house fire, quarantine, making do. Courtship. Her work. Foster and Adams as promoters. Aunt Susan. Hoboes. Southern witches. Religious differences. 7-21-76 3.6 hr 96p
Duration:3:43:32Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:Native Americans accidents bootlegging children chores clothing crops croqueting dating death death doctors families fires games gardens ghosts illness immigrants languages literary lore marriage medicine murders parties politics poor presidents railroads schools smoking suicide superstitions trapping women
Locations:Potlatch River Juliaetta Teakean Virginia Agatha