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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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Setname gr_pbb
Date Created 2004-07-09
Date Modified 2004-07-09
ID 317725
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Description BAKER making notes on the various things that I heard, and interviewing people, asking them questions and getting it all down. Then a few years ago I documented as much as I could. I made a trip to Telluride and went through all of the local records, the newspaper records, and the court records. I wrote the book, The Wild Bunch of Robbers Roost. Now it is being reprinted. Last fall I made a trip into Wyoming and did research on Butch Cassidy. I also made a trip into Winnemucca and for some reason the trip into Winnemucca was more productive than the one in Wyoming and will be an important part of the book when it comes out in the near future. I have one sister. We grew up at Robber's Roost as children and were very much a part of the cattle operation. In fact, when I was small we rode behind our parents on the saddle horses. Old Fan was the mule that we packed and she carried everything we owned when we moved onto a new home-site every night. My father would stop and step off his horse, and old Fan would see him and come up to be unpacked and that would be our home for that night. Horses have always been very much a part of our life. The earliest horses that I can remember are Pet, the old bay mare with a nick out of her ear, and Brownie, the colt of the mare that my mother's people gave her for a wedding present. The mare's name was Penny, and Brownie was very well-known in his day. What his antecedents had been nobody seems to know and it really isn't important but he was a very famous horse. My mother rode Brownie a great deal. She was a hand because he did the work and she just kept him up there tending to business. Prince was a big gray horse that had been raised by the Swaseys; he had the Swasey's Pine Tree brand. I can remember that we rode behind and clung to our parents. We rode on a pillow tied on the saddle strings. When cow-punching got a little rough, they'd set us off under a tree and take off after the cows and then come back to get us. Had we depended on my mother to find us, I don't think she ever could have found us again but my father never forgot a piece of country and he never could understand why anybody wasn't perfectly oriented all the time, because he was. The first water hole we fixed was the Roost. Then we filed on springs, on the Roost and French Seep in the main, before the water of the Colorado drainage was taken out of ownership. So the springs that Arthur Ekker has today are of a very long-patented duration.
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Source Original booklet: Pearl Baker: Interviewed by John McFarlane
Setname gr_pbb
Date Created 2005-03-18
Date Modified 2005-03-18
ID 317698
Reference URL