Remembering Latah County and Idaho Life at the turn of the 20th century
Topics:Potlatch as a company town: housing, store, script. Rowdy Midwest logging
towns. Bad lumbercamp conditions. Company role in area devel opment. Immigrant labor.
7-11-75 2 hr 37p
Keywords: Native Americans clothing drinking fighting food immigrants lice logging camps lumberjacks neighbors stores women workers
Topics:Early working conditions in Potlatch mill. Attitudes towards foreign workers.
Mill joking and sign language. Operation of mill equipment. 7-18-75 2.5 hr 49p
Keywords:Greek Americans Japanese Americans fighting food immigrants logging logging camps mess halls mills sign language timber winter workers world wars
Topics:Laird and Deary as general managers. Weyerhaeuser and rags-toriches theory;
ambitions of young. Potlatch baseball. Mill products and car loading. Town whistles.
7-25-75 3 hr 57p
Keywords:automobiles churches dances drinking fires foremen logging lumber mills politics workers working conditions
Locations:Potlatch Spokane Lewiston
Topics:Unionizing: IWW versus company; millworker gullibility; his involve ment.
Worker aspirations. Foremen-crew relationships. Gyppoing. His work. 8-1-75 2.5 hr
Keywords:IWW mills sawmills foremen unions workers clothing gyppos lumber fires strikes smoking [working conditions]
Topics:Mill safety problems. Company management of town. Cooperation in the
depression. Worker stagnation; character of Nob Hill. Power transmission in mill.
3 hr p
Keywords:mills sawmills logging foremen alcohol Great Depression CCC poor drinking women neighbors lumber families dances accidents death