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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
ID 317725
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Description BAKER 15 I remember two of the little girls had decided to smoke and I said, "Now, there are some things we can't go along with in school." But Suzie and Cookie were in the second grade and they decided they were going to smoke. I said, "Now you girls know you can't smoke. If I catch you with smoke on your breath anymore I'm going to paddle you. I've had it clear up to here with your smoking." Well, Suzie came in and she had smoked so I spanked her. (laughter) There were two students down there who had graduated from the eighth grade but there was nothing for young people to do so they went through the eighth grade again. There was no reason why they shouldn't. After we got the typewriter, I think that the girl found it very profitable because she learned to type. I remember there was one family that the authorities forced into school. These people had lived out in mining camps forever and forever. I don't even remember their names anymore but they had a bunch of kids that were just sort of growing up like the chipmunks and the baby coyotes. The school officials got "gung ho" about getting this family in school, so they put them in school down there. They made them bring them down there every day to school. They went to school two full weeks and then they didn't come back anymore. Well, the school officials came down and said, "We're going to put those kids back in school." And I said, "I think the kids should be in school, too, but I want to tell you one thing. Go ahead and force them back into school but force them back in school after they've had a bath. Our eyes watered. We can't see with that bunch of kids in here, and we can't take it." (laughter) M: Did I ask you where the funds were from for the school? B: Yes, from the county but for the record player and the typewriter and other things like that, we would have dances or we sold magazine subscriptions and things like that. Those things came from our own effort. M: Can you comment a little bit on the wages at the mill. Did the company pay well at the mill? B: At that time and for that place, yes. The company paid very well. A lot of people went in there who were in debt and who got themselves out of debt because it cost so little to live there. Nearly everyone lived in tents. When June and Edith decided to move across the river, I said, "Well, I'll get myself a tent." So I bought a tent from Art Chaffin. Just before I went down there I had rebuilt my house here in town so I was better than a greenhand with carpentry tools. I was putting this frame together in the
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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 317711
Reference URL