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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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Crystal Ottosen GRUELL(b. 1905)

Residence:JuliaettaOccupation(s): Teacher, homemaker
Family Origin:Parents were raised in Denmark and Iowa, and came in 1908


Interview #1, 7/21/1976

Topics:With Cecil Gruell (husband) Working at Juliaetta cannery. Local cherry industry. Teacher training and experience. Town church and social life; rivalry with Kendrick. Hard times. 7-21-76 2 hr
Duration:2:06:10Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:moonshine lore police officers accidents Great Depression women automobiles winter winter orchards bootlegging canneries homemakers quilting working conditions food fires stores Native Americans holidays Chautauqua churches religion children cards art teachers teaching normal schools dating fighting rural communities sports schools moonshine
Locations:Juliaetta Kendrick Lewiston