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The speaker is an 81-year-old White woman with a grade school education from Salt Lake City, Utah; she was recorded in 1965.



County: Salt Lake
State: UT

Commentary:
Long before the arrival of pioneers, Utah was home to many Native American peoples. Among these were the Anasazi (ancestors of the Pueblo), Paiute, Shoshone, Ute (after whom the state is named), and Navajo. Salt Lake City was founded in 1847 by a group of Mormon pioneers, led by Brigham Young, who had fled religious persecution in the East and Midwest. The settlement grew quickly due to the community???s affiliation with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, while mining booms and the railroad industry provided early economic growth. In this segment the speaker talks about the first time she met her husband.
Inf: Well, when I saw Grandpa, I was living up in Creede with Uncle Joe and Aunt El. We were there. My mother and I went there. We were with them part of the time in, up in the Creede Mountains, and part of the time in San Luis Valley in Colorado. But I, um, met my husband in my brother-in-law???s grocery store. I asked him please to move ???cause I needed some potatoes out of the sack he was sitting on. Did you want more eh???

FW: Oh, yeah. [Inf: Laughter] What was he doing sitting on the potatoes? : Resting.

Inf: I think he, uh, to be candid, I think he wanted to get acquainted with me [FW: Laughter], ???cause I was clerking in my brother-in-law???s store [FW: Wha-]. But he happened to be in the store at that time, so I was helping with dinner. They lived in the back of the house.

FW: What was he doing there? What was he in, in Creede for?

Aux Inf: Working the mines.

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