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Title Pearl Baker: Interviewed by John McFarlane
Subject Authors; Teachers; Librarians; Cowgirls; Ranchers
Spatial Coverage Green River (Utah); Emery County (Utah); San Rafael Desert (Utah)
Personal Names Baker, Pearl Biddlecomb (1907-1992)
Description Oral history interview of Pearl Baker, recounting reminicences of Southeastern Utah.
Creator Baker, Pearl Biddlecomb (1907-1992)
Publisher Utah State Historical Society and California State University, Fullerton
Contributors McFarlane, John
Date Digital 2004-07-09
Date 1971-07-09
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Format Creation Scanned at 400ppi on an Epson Expression 1630XL flatbed scanner. Files saved as uncompressed TIFF and re-sized to JPEG using PhotoShop CS.
Source Original booklet: Pearl Baker: Interviewed by John McFarlane.
Language eng
Relation Southeastern Utah Oral History Project, sponsored by Utah State Historical Society and California State University, Fullerton Oral History Program. O.H. 726
Rights Management Digital image copyright 2004, Green River Public Library. All rights reserved.
Holding Institution Green River Public Library, 85 South Long St., Green River, UT 84525
Source Physical Dimensions 8.5" x 11"
Scanning Technician Nima Rakhsha
Metadata Cataloger Denice Hoffman, Kenning Arlitsch
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Date Created 2004-07-09
Date Modified 2004-07-09
ID 317725
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Description BAKER 21 hair is torn out; that's why I do all this sweating. It is to get it to sound like that. If it sounds like that to Dock, well, I guess I'm getting my ideas across. But don't ever think it isn't polished, because it is polished to my degree of roughness." I believe that your style should reflect your material as much as anything. It's an artistic medium just as oils or watercolors or anything else is. We are all aware that you have a different technique with barn paint than you do with fine watercolors I try to make my material reflect myself. Reed Bailey worked at the Happy Jack Mine. He was an old cowpuncher who wouldn't ever have thought of wearing anything besides Levis. At that time, they had a little ore car that they brought out of the mine and to dump it they jerked loose the clamps on the back of the car and then took hold of the bottom of the back and pulled it out. They had to reach quite a little ways to get hold of these clamps and then when they slammed it down it clamped back in. Reed came out and he reached down and lifted on the bottom and lifted on the clamp; it undamped the bottom. Then he lifted quite hard on the bottom and his fingers slipped off from it and he was down there so close that it caught a crease of his trousers, where the trousers crease in the front when you stoop over, and then it clamped shut again. He could not reach the clamp to turn himself loose and there he was-trapped. He couldn't get out and there wasn't anybody around to turn him loose. It looked for awhile like the man was just going to have to leave his pants and walk off but somebody came along and released him. (laughter) M: Can you remember any more stories about mining or miners? Maybe the way a discovery of a mine was made or some story like that? B: Offhand, I can't remember. I remember that one of the old copper mines that they hauled ore from was the old Dolly Vardin Mine. It was named for Dolly Vardin, a singer. In the early, early days you could see Copper Point from Hite. There were things that I noticed down there that have puzzled me. Trachyte ran down through the bar at Hite and on the hills below Trachyte, all of the 3ego lilies are yellow. On the hills above Trachyte, all of the sego lilies were white. I never saw white sego lilies below Trachyte and I never saw a yellow one above. Now why? How could you tell? Myron ran the post office, and one time in the store somebody asked me what my maiden name was. I said, "It was
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Source Original booklet: Pearl Baker: Interviewed by John McFarlane
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Date Created 2005-03-18
Date Modified 2005-03-18
ID 317717
Reference URL