Segment Synopsis: Parents met in Boston Commons on July 4. They'd
known each other in school in Nova Scotia.
Father's purchase of land from neighbors.
Father came to area following the harvest
from California. Several families in the
vicinity were from Nova Scotia.
Segment Synopsis: Ed had everything he needed and thought highly
of his stepfather. People want more than they
need. Cowboy work in Montana - a cattle
drive from Anaconda to Big Hole Basin; horse
breeding; protection from mosquitoes.
Segment Synopsis: Always some work around the farm to do, but
father never took horses into field on Sunday.
Emotionalism in church preaching on ridge.
A preacher who ruined a good horse. Revivals.
Feet washing. Shoot a man once he'd got
Segment Synopsis: 1893 wet harvest. Wet harvest in 1926. They
could start farming earlier in season with
horses then with tractors. Winters were
short but drag on now. Hauling to Juliaetta
and Kendrick on snow crust. Running out of
snow while sleighing to Kendrick. Meals at
Segment Synopsis: Foster made Juliaetta boom. Painful treatment
for cancer. People settled in Juliaetta as a
result of Foster. Joe Alexander was a good
man who took offense easily. Poker playing
popular in Juliaetta.
Segment Synopsis: Indians on Potlatch River. Eating out of
Mox Mox's kettle. Jack Sevens was mannerly;
he bought a heatee instead of a surrey.
Horse drawn hearse of Joe Groseclose. Indians
either liked you or you'd better stay away
Segment Synopsis: Nick Brocke always put up lunch and coffee for
dances at fraternal temple in Kendrick.
Dances were only entertainment before cars.
People drove to dances at Randall Flat and
Helmer. Pat Malone at Helmer. Large numbers
of CCCs broke up Helmer pavilion. Lawmen
tried to scare kids into telling where they
got whiskey. A Kendrick moonshiner was never
arrested because he had a dozen kids; his
brandy and applejack.
Segment Synopsis: Every place was fenced because of stock. The
point of ridge was always prairie; timber was
to the north in the draws. Preparing
prairie ground to farm; the first crop was
often flax. 30-50 bushels of wheat and a
ton of barley to the acre were usual yields.
Less working of ground was needed.