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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 8 from White Canyon finally rose up in wrath and said, "We will not let our children ride that ferry everyday." So about in January or February Garfield County closed the school because I had only three pupils who were on that side of the river. In the meantime, I had moved across the river also and I rode the ferry back and forth. For awhile I had one student that rode with me, but the main body of people wouldn't send the children across. The next year, they built the schoolhouse. It must have been after 1949, and a woman taught the first year after they had built the schoolhouse on the White Canyon side, Then I taught two years. The next year a woman came from Idaho down there to teach and she fell climbing on one of the ledges and broke one of her ankles. She taught there with a broken ankle all winter. That was the year that they shut the mill down, I believe. It must have been close to 1956 when they closed the mill. Then I went down and ran the trading post and the post office for a year. No, they closed the mill in 1954 because, remember when the two planes collided over Grand Canyon? That was in 1956. I was just coming off the river; I had made a river trip with Georgie White2 and that was in 1956. I ran the post office and the White Canyon trading post there in 1955 and 1956. M: Can we talk about some of the problems down there, some of the camp miners, the politics, and some of the characters? B: Well, no doubt you picked up Claude Simons quite thoroughly, right? M: Yes. B: Joe Plosser, who was one of the early prospectors in there and who made a good deal of money out of his uranium claims, he and his wife live at Teasdale. They came in there and bought property near Art and Delia; they were old friends and are living at Teasdale. Ethel Barrett and I plan to make a trip over there this summer and spend some time with them and with Art and Delia whom we all like very much. The Barretts went down on the river for Frank's health when their son was about four years old. To go down through North Wash, they had to come over through Green River. That's when Art and Phoebe were on the ranch at Hite, very early in their settling of Hite. Frank thought if he went Georgie White of The Woman of the Rivers, a famous river guide who still runs the Grand Canyon. Baker.
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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 317704
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