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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 24 said, "Okay." So we went on out to Monticello and by that time it was getting late in the afternoon. He filled the car with gas and he said, "I wish I had a ride. Because I look different, it's hard for me to get a ride." He was going over to an Essenes Kosmon commune, over at Montrose. I said, "Well, Craig, I've driven as far as I can." I had a new car and I said, "It will deteriorate in the yard just as much as it will on the road. If you'll drive, I will take you over there." And he said, "Fine." So he got behind that wheel, and I never saw a car put over roads so carefully and so fast. He was one of the most superb drivers I ever rode with. I was just amazed at his skill. I spent a week at the commune, which is another story, but Craig then went out to California and he is now involved in an Indian uprising sort of thing that seems to be not very well-known. I hear from him occasionally but not often. I have been so sorry that while I had the chance, I didn't make a bigger effort to draw him out, that I hadn't made a bigger effort to be better acquainted with Craig down there because there we had time. The Colorado River is the "world of time enough." There we would have had time to have gotten acquainted. He had read all of the philosophies and he was a Marxist to a degree. He was a man of tremendous intellectual ability and depth but I let him go. I am glad I did have what contact I did have with him. I enjoyed it thoroughly. But that's the kind of oddballs that would land down there. If we didn't understand them we laughed at them. Like we did with the old prospector that swam out with the case of beer under one arm and the hound pup under the other. Oh, what is his name? Claude Simons. We didn't understand Claude sometimes. Now, Barbara understood Claude and Barbara enjoyed and respected him. [Barbara Ekker present during this interview.] Not everyone respected and admired him because he was often dirty and he was always drunk. It seems that possibly people had drifted into this country before. I was thinking the other day about E. T. Wolverton. He was a man of tremendous ability. He was a surveyor and when they have surveyed over lands that he staked, they have found his surveys were right. He couldn't live in town; there are some people who just can't live in town. He lived out in the Henry Mountains and developed the Wolverton Mine, which I'm sure you've run into. Right? M: Yes. I have some of the information on the Wolverton Mine. B: I made a thousand copies of Wolverton's material on his mining but I've given them all away. In fact, Edith Marsing
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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 317720
Reference URL