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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
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Description BAKER 7 to one of the big trees. I was dissolved in tears; I just couldn't keep from crying. My youngest son who had spent some time down there with me came to visit me and he said, "Well, Mama, you knew it would happen." I said, "Yes, yes, I did know it would happen but I didn't expect it would happen so quick." "Well," he said, "don't forget there is little more than a faucet drip going into that lake." But when I went down a couple of years later and made a trip on the lake with my son in his big boat, the Bert Loper, people would say, "Well, how do you feel?" Well, it was so different from what it had been that I said, "Well, it does look the same, and all that. But it isn't the same at all and if you must know I'm crying inside." Now shall I talk about something that doesn't touch me quite so deeply? M: Do you remember when the boomers came in? B: No, that was in the early nineties. That was when the Chaffins first came into that area. When Hite was set up as a post office, there were two hundred names on the application. Another cute little thing about the Hite post office: in later years, when there were very few people on the river, the fellows would gather in there and play poker. Well, nobody had any change Who carries change in his pocket out like that? So they used the change from the post office for poker games and when they were through they all tossed it all back in the box and put it in the post office. One tent at Hite had a fireplace in it. I said, "How come this fireplace is out here in the middle of nowhere?" And they told me that at one time a fellow had a tent down there and no way to heat it, so he just built a fireplace in it. M: Approximately what year did you move over to White Canyon? B: I went down to White Canyon first in 1949, I think it was. It was after the mill had been put in down there. They had a school on the Hite side but the school was there when the mill went in. Dan Miller took his family down there, he had several children, and there were the two Gerhart children. They built a schoolhouse and Mrs. Gerhart taught there a year. Beryl Mecham taught a year after the mill was put in and then the next year in 1949, I think it was, I went down and taught a year at Hite. They were hauling the children across on the ferry. There was no handrail around the ferry-it was just a flat barge. The people
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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
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