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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 18 M: Could I get you to comment on the effects of the boom on the economy? B: How far around on what economy? M: You talked a little bit about the regular rough living conditions. Now what did the boom mean? Did this bring in roads? B: Oh, you mean after the boom hit down there? M: Yes, after the boom hit. B: Well, this was while I was in there. Yes, it brought in the roads. It didn't bring in any families because, you see, the mill closed so soon after the boom hit that country. But economically the boom meant a great deal to San Juan County. From being one of the poorest counties in the state, it immediately became one of the richest. Some of our problems down there would have been solved with a little of the money that could have been carried on from the boom. Now there were people who came in there during the boom who became a part of the community. There was Dorothy Huddleston; she married Hack Huddleston, but she came in a prospecting party and she was a fabulous woman from the East. She had a wonderful education but she had just had it up to here with living in the city. She came in there with a young couple, the woman was a Hopi Indian girl, and it seems to me the fellow was part Indian but I can't remember anymore. Dorothy stayed there and married Hack. Some of the people who came in then were miners and did mine. Now, Chap Blake mined up at the Happy Jack but he also staked claims. I've heard Chap tell that when he was around putting up claim notices that the mountain sheep would follow him. They just couldn't figure him out. When he'd put up a can on a monument there, they would sniff all around it and then they would follow him along. They just couldn't figure out what in the world he was doing. There were lots of mountain sheep in there at that time but there are more now than there were twenty years ago. They see more sheep on the river than they did then. Economically, yes, it meant a great deal to that country. M: I wonder if I could sort of change the subject a little bit and get you to talk about Hanksville, about how the mail was delivered, who delivered the mail, and whether or not they had any law enforcement or whether they needed law enforcement in Hanksville?
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Identifier 021_GRL_BAKER_PAGE18.JPG
Source Original booklet: Pearl Baker: Interviewed by John McFarlane
Setname gr_pbb
Date Created 2005-03-18
Date Modified 2005-03-18
ID 317714
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