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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: November 21, 1973 Interviewer: Sam Schrager

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0:00 - Winter activities (sledding down hills, sleigh ride)

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Segment Synopsis: Sledding down hills. Taking a six-horse sleigh to Kennedy Ford Grange from Harvard.

5:00 - Stolen chicken feast

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Segment Synopsis: A stolen chicken feast.

7:00 - Troubles at Princeton (robbery, lost buggy top, lost sleigh tongue)

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Segment Synopsis: Troubles at Princeton: Carl's sleigh is robbed; his buggy top is cut off by a wire across the road. Losing a sleigh tongue. Carl preferred team to horseback.

13:00 - Early cars; Carl's family is separated

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Segment Synopsis: Some early cars. A Case car runs on cream separator oil. Carl's family separated.

18:00 - Carl tangles with a crazy man

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Segment Synopsis: Carl tangles with a crazy man.

23:00 - Carl's work maintaining the railroad section; railroad strike

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Segment Synopsis: Carl's work maintaining the railroad section. A bit about the railroad strike.

26:00 - Carl switches to woods work

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Segment Synopsis: Carl switches to woods work. He works all different jobs, depending on where he is needed. Drays, drop skids, headblocks, bunkloads, corner binds and bumper logs.

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