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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 12 Ethel lived near the store and one time, here in Green River, my oldest son said to my second son, "Mama's getting impossible. We're going to have to take her down to let her live in White Canyon a little while." So they flew me down; they had a plane at that time. Well, it didn't make any difference to Ethel or to me how long I stayed. We were very close friends so we enjoyed each other thoroughly. Well, the weather settled in until they couldn't come down to get me so I stayed Christmas and the week between Christmas and New Years. New Year's Eve over at the store we could hear sounds of revelry. They were having a real knock-down drag-out party over there. Ethel and I were staying home and were being pretty snooty about people who just got drunk on holidays. She went over to the store for something and I stayed to watch whatever it was she had cooking and as she came back she opened the door and said, "Look what I found." She opened the door wide and the light fell out on Joe and Jack. I took one look at them and I could see they were as boiled as two boys ever get. (laughter) It seems their wives had booted them out and since they couldn't fly down to get the old lady they'd better go down and get her in the truck. So they came down and got Art out of bed in the middle of the night and made him put them across on the ferry and came over to get Mom. Well, I never laughed so hard in my life as I did at those silly fools coming home. I don't wonder that their wives kicked them out; it's a wonder that they let them back. I remember the first picture show I went to in Hite. I had gone down and felt awfully blue. I had been such a failure in Green River and had been working at a cafe to make a living. My sister said she would take Noel, who was the only boy home at that time, so I decided to go down there and teach. There just wasn't anything to do in Green River. I was pretty upset when I went down. I hated to leave Noel and I didn't want to take him and he didn't want to go. When I first pulled in, I stayed in one of Art's tents and my brother-in-law and his wife, June and Edith Marsing were living in tents down along the river-on the Hite side. He was going across the river in a boat every day and working at the mill. I stayed in the tent for about a month but then it started getting cold, I didn't know what I was going to do. Ruben Nielson who lived there and was taking care of things while Art was gone said, "Well, the stove really wasn't intended to keep the tent warm; it was just to take the chill off." But I couldn't see myself living in there with Just the chill being taken off, so I went down and lived with June and Edith.
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Identifier 015_GRL_BAKER_PAGE12.JPG
Source Original booklet: Pearl Baker: Interviewed by John McFarlane
Setname gr_pbb
Date Created 2005-03-18
Date Modified 2005-03-18
ID 317708
Reference URL