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Remembering Latah County and Idaho Life at the turn of the 20th century


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Pete PAOLINI(b. 1903)

Residence:Elk River, LewistonOccupation(s): Sawmiller, lumberjack
Family Origin:Came from Italy in 1920


Interview #1, 10/21/1976

Topics:Company pressures; importance of union. Lumberjack unity and woods life. Elk River in the twenties. Depression hardships. Life near Florence. First years in America. 10-21-76 1.4 hr p
Duration:1:25:51Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:immigrants marriage families lumberjacks IWW drinking mills sawmills railroads farms languages newspapers orchards farming neighbors timber horses dances bootlegging dating roads unions students strikes politics gambling
Locations:Elk River Lewiston Potlatch