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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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Date: June 13, 1975 Interviewer: Sam Schrager

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0:00 - Parents' coming to America; grandparents' homestead and shingle camp near Troy

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Segment Synopsis: Parents' coming to America and Genesee. Grandparent's homestead and shingle camp near Troy. By wagon from Genesee to Troy.

14:00 - Growing up on Cow Creek; ten children in a small house; move to Genesee

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Segment Synopsis: Growing up on Cow Creek. Ten children in a small house - most families were large. Family's move from farm to Genesee; sons moved out of the area.

21:00 - Girls expected to stay close to home; rarely did outdoor work

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Segment Synopsis: Girls were expected to stay close to home. She rarely did outdoors work. Even when visiting, women were never idle with their hands.

29:00 - Cooking for uncle's threshing crew; threshing crew; moving the cook wagon; harvest season

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Segment Synopsis: Cooking for uncle's threshing crew - responsibilities and hard work. The threshing crew- migrants. Moving the cook wagon. Course of the harvest season.

39:00 - Father's dislike of town boys; their farming

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Segment Synopsis: Her father's dislike of town boys. Knowing husband for many years; their farming.

43:00 - Two churches in early days of Cow Creek divided the community

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Segment Synopsis: Two churches in the early days of Cow Creek divided the community.

47:00 - Union of the churches; confirmation; church activities; Ladies Aid raising money

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Segment Synopsis: More about union of the churches. Confirmation and other church activities for young people. Ladies Aid raised money for the church.

57:00 - Circus parades; dancing despite church's disapproval; school; seasonal weather

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Segment Synopsis: Children mistook circus parades for the circus itself. Dancing despite church's disapproval. School. Weather more seasonal in early days.

65:00 - The Rosensteins; Native American intermarriage

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Segment Synopsis: The Rosensteins, a Jewish family. Indian intermarriage.

70:00 - Shivarees; father planted by signs; grandmother's stories

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Segment Synopsis: Shivarees. Father planted by signs. Grandmother told stories about the "little folks."

76:00 - 1893 wet harvest; father borrowing money

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Segment Synopsis: 1893 wet harvest. Father borrowed money from Jake Kambitsch.

81:00 - Getting by in the early days

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Segment Synopsis: Getting by with a great deal of self-sufficiency in the early days.

86:00 - Starting marriage; Smolt's Confectionery

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Segment Synopsis: Starting marriage. Smolt's Confectionery.

94:00 - Norwegian newspaper from South Dakota; men talked politics; importance of music; children's play

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Segment Synopsis: Family got a Norwegian newspaper from South Dakota. Men talked politics, women didn't. Importance of music in her family. Children's play.

103:00 - Experience with gypsies; CCC's

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Segment Synopsis: Experience with gypsies. CCC's.

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