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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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Lillian Woodworth OTNESS(b. 1908)

Residence:MoscowOccupation(s): Teacher of English and physical education in college and high school; homemaker,
Family Origin:Grandfather was an original founder of Moscow, moving from eastern Oregon (1871); father came from Montana (1877)


Interview #1, 1/6/1975

Topics:A.A. Lieuallen's move to Moscow area. Loss of cattle in winter of 1873. His operation of Moscow's first store. Naming Moscow. Early town events. Closeness of university and town. Family experiences. 1-6-75 1 hr 20p
Duration:1:30:37Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:Native Americans banks businesses colleges and universities education families families farming homesteads livestock politics schools stores
Locations:Moscow California Oregon

Interview #2, 1/16/1975

Topics:Inequality of women in work and marriage. Deficiencies of early college teaching. Mother's character. A divisive revival. Flu and Red Cross in World War I. School, reading, Campfire Girl activities. 1-16-75 2 hr 40p
Duration:2:02:38Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:University of Idaho automobiles clothing clubs colleges and universities dances dating discrimination drinking education families farming marriage moonshine prohibition school teachers schools women