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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 16 afternoon and I was going to stretch the tent over it. My nephew came along and was going to help me stretch the tent and he said, "Pearl, how do you know that it will fit?" And I said, "Just help me get it up over there. It'll fit." And sure enough it did much to his amazement. Well, anyway it was just an eight by ten tent and I lived in it that winter until the school was closed, and then I sold it and left. The next year when I went down, Myron Ferree had built several houses there to rent. My house had just one room but it was nice. It was Sheetrock and it was quite a nice room and I was very happy there. There were several houses that were more than one room. I bought two of the houses when people pulled out of there and sold them to Gay Staveley, who runs the Grand Canyon, when he needed them for running the river when he rowed on the Glen. Then Woody came in and worked at the mill. Oh, gee, it seems like his wife cooked for awhile there and then I believe he left for a few years. Then he came back and set up a store at Farleys Canyon but he was in competition with the store there and Myron quite resented him. They kind of got in each other's hair. Then one of them, I can't remember which one it was, needed some gas for his refrigerator to cool his beer so he went and asked the other to borrow a tank of gas. He said, "No." Oh, it was Woody who needed the gas. He wanted to borrow a tank of gas from Myron until he could get out and get some. Myron said, "No. You set yourself up in opposition up there. You run your business and I'll run mine." So after that Woody was very much against Myron but Myron had a post office and it paid two hundred dollars a month. So the year I was there I took care of the post office because Myron couldn't get rid of it. Then Woody got the post office and he stayed there several years. Woody was a real character. We all dearly love Woody. We don't believe him for a minute but we don't have to; we'd just listen to him and love him. M: Would you say the men at the mill were happy with their work? B: Yes, and they were interested and they liked it. Now for awhile they had a small flotation process there and they were taking copper out of the ore but most of the copper is still in the tailing dump which is, of course, forever covered. Yes, they were interested in the mill. I didn't have much to do around the mill. I was over there a few times but it was all classified and no one was allowed to go into the mill. However, one time Mr. Black came down and they took him around and showed him the things they could, the vats of treating and things like that.
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Identifier 019_GRL_BAKER_PAGE16.JPG
Source Original booklet: Pearl Baker: Interviewed by John McFarlane
Setname gr_pbb
Date Created 2005-03-18
Date Modified 2005-03-18
ID 317712
Reference URL