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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 22 Biddlecome." Myron said, "I got a letter for you in there." And I said, "You have?" He said, "Yes, it came to Biddlecome, and I didn't know any Biddlecomes. I've just been hanging on to it thinking somebody might stagger in here, you know." So he brought it out. There were a great many inscriptions of names in the rocks around the Moki Fort, so I had written to Al Scorup and asked him if he could tell me anything about these people. I had given him the names and so he wrote back and gave me a little bit about the people whose names I had sent him. He had known me all my life as Pearl Biddlecome. When he got ready to write to me he probably couldn't find my letter or he didn't pay any attention to it so he wrote it to Pearl Biddlecome. When somebody asked me and Myron found out who I was, I got my letter and I still have it. It is a very treasured possession because at that time Al was well along in years and I appreciated his effort. M: Do you remember a gentleman by the name of Howard Balsley? B: Yes, I've known Howard all my life. M: Can I get you to comment on this gentleman. I've had several comments from different people and I'd just like to compare what you would have to say about Mr. Balsley. B: I don't know Howard that well. I just don't know him. My estimation of him is that he has been a very honest and a very forceful man in the mining situation on the western slope of the Rockies for a great long time, and has probably furthered the uranium business more than any single man in the country. That's the way I feel about him. One of the people that meant a great deal to me while I was in that country was Craig. His name was Craig Carpenter but he wore his hair in a bunch at the back like the Navajos and the Hopis did and he wore one turquoise earring. He was often ragged and he often went without a shirt. He was one of the most handsome men I have ever known. He was sunburned to an Indian blackness; he was part Indian. He was very proud of his physique as he had every reason to be. The native people there, not understanding him and not realizing that he was a man of exceptional intellect and exceptional value, called him "Nature Boy" and they, more or less, laughed at him. I never laughed at Craig. I didn't always agree with him but I liked him and I finally became well-acquainted with him. He lived down on the ranch after Art moved up at the ferry and he did a lot of work for Art although he would not let Art pay him a regular wage and hold out
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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 317718
Reference URL