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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 in there from Dove Creek, Colorado, his health would be better during the wintertime. He prospected down around in that country and he knew the area a little. So on their way down, Mike, their son who was about four, had a terrible, terrible case of croup and they almost lost him in North Wash. But they finally got on down; I think their car broke down before they got there and Frank had to walk on down and maybe they had to walk on down, too. Anyway, they spent the winter there with the Chaffins. After that, they kept going back down there and at the time the mill went in, Frank had been on "The Poor Farm" for quite awhile. For several years at the Happy Jack Mine, there was Jack and Jean Casey who were just a young couple, June Bailey's husband--I can't remember his first name--and another fellow. There were only three or four miners running that mine. The ore was hauled down and processed at the mill at White Canyon. The mill was built for the Happy Jack Mine. Originally, Ekkers, away back when, had a copper claim on the Happy Jack area but it had been allowed to fall away; they hadn't patented it or anything. Then when Cooper and Shumway went in ... well, you don't have a mine until you have a market and so when the mill was set up as a market for their ore, then the Happy Jack was a very rich property. White Canyon drew people who were rank extroverts and people who were individuals in their own rights. If they were not, and were not able to live within their own resources, then they didn't last long. So, actually, living at White Canyon was quite an experience. We all respected each other's individuality but we were all roaring individuals and we had a ball. We really had a ball. In the beginning, Frank's son came down to start a little store there and he received his financing from Myron Ferree-they were partners in the store. Bill ran the store until he had to go into the service during the Korean War and then Myron came down to run it. Myron had been in business in Cortez, Colorado, and he came down to run it about the time he and Eloise were married. ' Well, Eloise is from an old, old family in that area. Her father's name was Alexander and I can't remember what her mother's maiden name was but her mother's father had the first trading post at Four Corners so she was very much a part of that area. She had worked in the bank for a long time at Cortez and was a businesswoman so she ran the store while Myron was on the road, bringing in supplies. One time he had a fire in the truck in the wintertime, coming down off the Bear's Ears and he just almost didn't get it out. Someone came along and helped him. Maybe
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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 317705
Reference URL