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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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Dan & Joe Maloney Murphy(b. 1887)

Residence:Bovill areaOccupation(s): Logging clerk, scales and cedar pole inspector
Family Origin:Came from Wisconsin in 1908

Interviews

Interview #1, 8/22/1974

Topics:Life of single lumberjacks: hard work, honesty, blowing-in. Jungling up; camp inspectors. Stories of Weyerhaeuser brothers, Dick Ferrell and Big Gil. Eccentric camp cooks. Playing tricks in camp. IWW's. 8-22-74 1.6 hr 45p
Duration:1:38:40Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:IWW Japanese Americans accidents automobiles bootlegging childhood dances death doctors farming fighting immigrants logging lumber moonshine sawmills schools women world wars
Locations:Potlatch