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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 19 B: I can't remember about law enforcement. I can't remember if they ever had a deputy sheriff down there until just a few years ago. When I was a little girl we lived in Hanks-ville for several years. My sister was born in Hanksville in 1910. At that time the mail went from Green River over horseback. I can remember one Christmas we didn't get all of our gifts and my father brought in a little stove and said he had met Santa Claus up the lane, I thought it was quite wonderful for Santa Claus to make a special trip just for me. At that time, in Hanksville, when I was small, about 1910 to 1915, the only music we Jiad was Ekker's old Edison cylinder phonograph. The people would gather at Ekkers' and listen to the phonograph. I can remember going up through the fields with my father carrying me when I was only three or four years old, going up there to listen all evening to the phonograph. Eventually we got a phonograph. When the new records came in on the mail, Mrs. McDougall would tell people and then we would have people coming to our house to hear the new records. M: Can you comment a little on how much of a trip it was to go from Hanksville to Green River? B: Well, of course, we went in wagons and it took several days. I remember my mother came over with her brother one time. I can remember just little things about that trip. When we went back I thought how wonderful it was to travel in a group. Of course, at night we all camped together and it was fun to have the other kids to play with. This winter Mildred Noyes came down to Salt Lake. She called my mother, and I answered the phone and, of course, she was glad that I was there. She came over and we reminisced and she told me something that I had long since suspected but I hadn't had any reason to pin down. She said that Hanksville itself was started during the time of the "Manifesto" and that Hanks had more than one wife so he took one wife down there and four of his married daughters and that began Hanksville. His wife later married a fellow by the name of Burnell, I think, after Hanks died. But in the beginning he had taken her in there as a refuge on account of the "Manifesto." Then Mrs. McDougall-the McDougalls were Mildred's grandparents-Mrs. Sylvester, and I can't remember who the other two grown dauqhters were that went there, well they went in and settled on this little farming area and built the dam which Jess is still working on, as you are well aware. I don't think that they ever solved the problem of the dam. I can remember my father working on it, too. But that is why Hanksville was originally settled.
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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 317715
Reference URL