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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 25 wanted a copy of it and I could remember that I'd sent a copy to a woman in Phoenix. She had said, "What do I do with it?" And I said, "Hang on to it. I'll get it one day." So Edith went down there to visit her sister and "she. went and got Wolverton's material on his mining in the Henrys. He built the Flint Trail and took an oil rig that was originally down on the Colorado River, and he hauled it around and took it down the cliff trail and it's still down in Elaterite Basin. Wolverton, at the time he was in there, either he was remarkably observant, which of course he was, or. . .Now I have flown over that country but I haven't observed this. He says that down where the Happy Canyon and the Hatchi Canyon come together you can see indications' of an ancient irrigation system. The Indians must have farmed that bench along there. Now, I have flown over it but I wasn't looking for that, and I've been down there but I wasn't looking for it. Because he was so observant and because he was an engineer, he must have seen something that made him think that was true. You asked: me about Pick and his mine. There was a young fellow, and for some reason or other the name Allred comes to my mind. Though Allred may not be the name, this young fellow worked for the Bureau of Mines or some other govern^ ment agency. He was out either mapping claims or looking around. M: Would they be surveying? B: Surveying and mapping claims. M: This is the story of the Pick Mine? B: Yes. This is the story of the Pick Mine, The Pick Mine is on a fault like the San Rafael Reef. Allred ran onto this business and he knew that there was a tremendously rich uranium deposit there, but he didn't tell anybody. Pick had a business in the Midwest, in Wisconsin or Minnesota, somewhere back there, and it burned. It was an electrical appliance business and it burned. Instead of going back into business, he came west to prospect. He went right straight to that area and filed on that particular piece of land and developed the Pick Mine, It is our belief, the old-timers in this country, that he had prior knowledge. And if so, this fellow who gave it to him would be in tremendous jeopardy for having given it, but the fellow apparently, to my knowledge, didn't figure anymore in it. Now, when I ran this little cafe down here, Pick used to stop in there all the time. I knew him very well. It was different with Steen. Steen was an engineer. He knew what he was doing. But you can't believe that a
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Source Original booklet: Pearl Baker: Interviewed by John McFarlane
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Date Created 2005-03-18
Date Modified 2005-03-18
ID 317721
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