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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: July 23, 1973 Interviewer: Laura Schrager

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1:00 - Moving to Idaho from Nebraska; fight with brother hiding in an outhouse

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Segment Synopsis: Move to Idaho a result of letters from Nebraska friends who'd moved out earlier. Fight in Nebraska with brother Dick, hiding in an outhouse.

6:00 - Renting a boxcar; train ride with three families; father hit his head

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Segment Synopsis: Parents rented a boxcar to carry belongings out. Train ride with three families. Father lost his sense of balance and hit his head.

11:00 - Arrival in Princeton; moving out 30 days later

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Segment Synopsis: Arrival in Princeton. Moved out 30 days later.

16:00 - Walking to school; seeing a bear; shocking hay; Mother's day

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Segment Synopsis: Walking to school. Seeing a bear near gate. Lolah Tribble plowed with a foot burner and shocked hay with her mother. Mother's day, did things the hard way.

21:00 - Going to Moscow the first time

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Segment Synopsis: Five years after arriving in Idaho, she went to Moscow for the first time to buy a winter coat.

24:00 - Father's rules at dances; honeymoon in Spokane

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Segment Synopsis: Boys went to girls' home to court. Father's rules at dances: dance with everyone; don't leave the dance hall. Honeymoon in Spokane.

28:00 - Hershiel worked in the woods

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Segment Synopsis: Hershiel worked in woods some after marriage.

30:00 - Hershiel logging; cooking for men at logging camps; time away from parents

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Segment Synopsis: Stayed near Collins once when Hershiel logged. Cooked for men once at logging camp near home. Only times away from parents.

36:00 - Got used to accidents in the woods

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Segment Synopsis: Didn't worry about accidents in the woods. You just got used to it.

40:00 - Nicknames; Hershiel; Uncle Shorty

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Segment Synopsis: Nicknames. Hershiel. Uncle Shorty. Dick. Babe (her own).

44:00 - Moonshining; moonshine from Onaway called day-glow red

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Segment Synopsis: Moonshining. One still just up Hatter Creek. Some moonshine from Onaway called day-glow red.

46:00 - Trip to Princeton; Hershiel built school for their children; teachers who taught there

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Segment Synopsis: Half day trip to Princeton. Hershiel Tribble and others built a school for their children. Lolah Tribble describes teachers who taught there.

53:00 - Scared of the first man teacher she had; teacher who went to dances with the kids

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Segment Synopsis: Lolah scared of the first man teacher she had when moved to Princeton. Next man teacher was boss in the classroom, but would go to dances with the kids.

60:00 - Neighbors were her closest friends

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Segment Synopsis: Nearby neighbors were Lolah Tribble's closest friends. Don't communicate like that now.

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