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


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Kenneth WILKINS(b. 1902)

Residence:AvonOccupation(s): Farmer
Family Origin:Grandfather was first homesteader in Avon area (1884), coming from Indiana


Interview #1, 6/23/1975

Topics:With Dorothy Wilkins (wife) Homesteading without cash. Pioneer Avon community; impact of early county development. Lumbercamp conditions. Mica mining. Bee trees. Reversion to pioneering in depression. 6-23-75 2.5 hr
Duration:2:26:25Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:African Americans Great Depression IWW Native Americans Swedish Americans accidents animals automobiles death farming food holidays homesteads logging camps lumber lumberjacks murders railroads suicide unions
Locations:Avon Colfax