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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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Naomi Boll PARKER(b. 1906)

Residence:BovillOccupation(s): Homemaker, raised cattle and silver fox
Family Origin:Parents took a timber homestead after coming from Wisconsin (1905)


Interview #1, 9/1/1976

Topics:Family values and closeness. Fire of 1910 on homestead. 1914 Bovill fire. Community solidarity. Catholicism in Bovill. East European lumberjacks. Mildred Wells. Hunting. School consolidation; Bovill's decline. 9-1-76 3 hr 80p
Duration:2:36:36Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:fires homesteads families firefighters forest fires railroads women water gardens mules horses hunting isolation carpentry electricity telephones schools parties Great Depression religion churches immigrants lumberjacks lore Ku Kux Klan IWW children flunkeying post offices stores marriage homemakers automobiles smoking drinking dances dating picnics timber logging CCC poor livestock butchering clubs violence politics
Locations:Bovill Palouse Big Bear Ridge Little Bear Ridge Helmer Elk River Deary