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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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Jean & Stiner Ringsage(b. 1905)

Residence:Park, Alberta, British ColumbiaOccupation(s):Farm wife; teacher; nurse's aide
Family Origin:Moved to Idaho with husband in 1933


Interview #1, 10/5/1976

Topics:Parents' backwoods marriage. Her isolated childhood. Women's culture. Single teachers' social life. Laboring in Alberta; subsistence farming near Wainwright. His father's healing powers. Pleasures of city living, 10-5-76 5.5 hr 149p
Duration:5:45:35Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:Native Americans accidents babies banks birth control books businesses childhood clothing crops dances dating death divorce doctors education families family life education farming fighting fires friendships holidays homemakers hospitals housekeeping immigrants isolation log cabins marriage miners mines mining newspapers nursing orchards politics reading religion rural communities sewing sports teachers trapping voting women women's rights world wars writing
Locations:Park Alberta British Columbia Prince Edward Island Vancouver

Interview #2, 10/19/1976

Topics:Struggle on Alberta farm in the twenties. Choice of life as a farm wife. Her religious awakening. Contrasts between Idaho and Alberta. Ukrainians in Alberta. Birth control information. Portland in World War II. 10-19-76 5.9 hr 172p
Duration:6:03:18Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:Ku Klux Klan accidents babies birth control books childhood children churches citizenship clothing construction customs dances death families family life education farming homesteads illness immigrants isolation languages marriage politics poor presidents religion sewing teaching threshing winter women world wars
Locations:Park Alberta British Columbia Prince Edward Island Vancouver Central Ridge

Interview #3, 11/7/1976

Duration:2:56:35Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:Great Depression Native Americans birth control dances families farming hunting illness marriage medicine nurses presidents religion smoking threshing winter women
Locations:Park Canada Central Ridge