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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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Elsie NELSON(b. 1890)

Residence:MoscowOccupation(s): Head cook at Hotel Moscow, teacher; author of Today Is Ours
Family Origin:Parents were Swedish homesteaders (1886)


Interview #1, 3/14/1974

Topics:Moscow - beginnings and existence as a pioneer town. Homesteaders' relation to Moscow. 3-14-74 1.5 hr 6p LS
Duration:1:28:14Interviewer:Laura Schrager
Keywords:University of Idaho authors childbirth colleges and universities fires gambling homesteads hotels immigrants mining post offices railroads stores
Locations:Moscow Paradise Ridge

Interview #2, 3/27/1974

Topics:Swedish Christmas. Indians and other cultural groups. Homestead economics; father's railroading. 3-27-74 1.5 hr 6p LS
Duration:1:33:02Interviewer:Laura Schrager
Keywords:holidays churches food religion African Americans threshing farms farming Native Americans homesteads railroads death chores
Locations:Moscow Juliaetta