Detail View: Wood River Valley Oral Histories: An interview with Lucille Friedman

Title: 
An interview with Lucille Friedman
Creator: 
Friedman, Lucille 1894-
Identifier: 
OH 0002 FRI
Description: 
This oral history interview was conducted by Miriam Breckenridge in July 1977.
Description: 
Lucile Friedman discusses the Friedman family history; Lucile's father, Simon Moses Friedman and his cousin S. J. Friedman, who came to America together from Germany; her father's early work experiences with livestock and his arrival in the Hailey area with a band of sheep circa 1886; mention of Frank and Fred Gooding and other sheep ranchers; mention of her father's return to Germany to persuade her mother to marry and move to America; mentions Dot Allen, prostitution, and the Red Light District on River St. in Hailey, ID; father's decision to sell the sheepherding business and purchase a grocery store in Hailey, ID (originally the Williams and Walker Grocery); Guyer Hot Springs; horse riding; sage hens on the Camas Prairie; brief discussion of sheep herding/ranching lifestyle; mother contracting typhoid fever story; sheepherding familiies that camped in Hailey; discussion of Lucile's career teaching; the family purchase of the Hiawatha Hotel (formerly the Alturas Hotel); the eventual sale of the Hiawatha Hotel ca. 1945; Hailey Hot Springs resort; early Hailey businesses including Chinese businesses; discussion of Chinese presence in China Gardens, Hailey, ID, 1880s.; and Fox and Ensign families. Edited by Miram Breckenridge and Judith G. Johnson, transcribed by Maida Spaulding and Jane Chesley.
Subject, Topical: 
Hailey merchants.
Subject, Topical: 
Fire. Idaho; Hailey.
Subject, Topical: 
Sheep ranchers Biography. Idaho
Subject, Topical: 
Chinese Americans 1880- . China Gardens
Subject, Personal: 
Friedman, Simon Moses.
Subject, Personal: 
Picote Editor,
Subject, Personal: 
Strahorn, Robert & Della
Subject, Personal: 
Fox Family.
Subject, Personal: 
Ensign Family.
Subject, Personal: 
Fuld, Joe.
Subject, Personal: 
Allen, Dot Idaho; Hailey; Red Light District River Steet.
Subject, Organization: 
Alturas Hotel
Subject, Organization: 
Hiawatha Hotel
Contributor: 
Interviewer: Breckenridge, Miriam
Date Original: 
July 1977.
Publisher: 
The Community Library,
Format: 
audio/mpeg
Type: 
Oral history sound recording Transcription available; Indexed.
Coverage, Temporal: 
July 1977.
Rights: 
No restrictions. Copyright laws and fair use laws apply.