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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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Mamie Sisk WURMAN(b. 1887)

Residence:Princeton, PalouseOccupation(s): Farm wife
Family Origin:Parents came from Missouri and homesteaded near Princeton (1886)


Interview #1, 6/24/1975

Topics:With Mary West Lynd (friend), Mamie Sardam Munden (niece), and Glen Gilder (friend. Keeping home and raising children; closeness of family unit. Community get-togethers. Home doctoring. Difficult farming experiences. Lack of conveniences. Girls' work. 6-24-75 2.4 hr p
Duration:2:04:56Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:Native Americans butchering childbirth children chores clothing dances dating divorce families food homesteads illness illness isolation literary logging lumberjacks marriage medicine midwives newspapers parties schools sewing telephones timber women
Locations:Princeton Palouse Potlatch