Wednesday, April 24, 2013

1909 Genesee Farmer's Union

On the back of the photo: A group picture taken on the day of the forming of a farmers union in 1909. A few Moscow men in the group who were here to help get union started.
This photo courtesy of our friends at the Whitman County Historical society.

According to Lillian Otness in her book, A Great Good Country, the large grain elevators on present day Main Street Genesee “were built by the Genesee Farmer’s Union and are operated by the Genesee Union Warehouse Company, the largest business in town”.

Next week look for our post on the local Civilian Conservation Corps, postponed this week due to our new arrival (see above photo).

Friday, April 19, 2013

Stay Tuned

Moscow, taken from the top of a grain elevator, 8th and Main. Picture dates between 1919 and 1928. The grain elevator was constructed in 1919. The Irving school (white building in the upper right corner) was torn down in 1928. (ref# 1-11-11)

Watch this space for weekly posts from the Latah County Historical Society. Updating every Wednesday, we'll be sharing information on new additions to the collection, interesting photos, upcoming events, and other topics. Next Wednesday: debuting new, never before seen photos of the local Civilian Conservation Corps.