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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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Ruth OLSON(b. 1906)

Residence:DearyOccupation(s): Teacher
Family Origin:Parents came from Minnesota and homesteaded (1907)


Interview #1, 6/16/1976

Topics:With Margaret Olson (sister) Teaching and teachers' authority in small communities. Choice of career and training. Entertainment for young. Play and chores on homestead. Decline of small towns. 6-16-76 1.5 hr
Duration:1:33:34Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:homesteads families games sports schools African Americans fires newspapers dances teaching teachers children colleges and universities women rural schools reading schools Great Depression transportation
Locations:Deary Texas Ridge