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Document Details


Title: Melvin Alvey
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Utah State Historical Society. Manuscript and Photograph Collection
Collection: Southern Utah Oral History Collection
Description: Melvin Alvey - 2 interviews, 1998/2001 (2 audio cassettes; 1 video cassette; 1 mini digital video cassette) Melvin Alvey was born in Escalante, Utah on January 20,1908. His father died when he was five and Melvin and eight siblings had to work the farm and the livestock from a very young age. Melvin continued farming and running livestock throughout his adult years. He was also the watermaster for the town of Escalante, a job that has never ended, as at 94 years old, he still fills in from time to time.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1999 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Alvey, Melvin, 1908-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 20-Jan-1908
Speaker place of birth: Escalante, UT; Utah; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Farmer; Rancher
Age at speaking: 91
Document location: Escalante, UT
Document date: 28-Aug-1999
Interviewer: Haymond, Jay
Locations discussed: North America; United States; Utah
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Community; Escalante (Utah)--History; Land settlement; Land use; Local history; North America; Oral history; United States; Utah
Topics discussed - Other terms: Escalante National Monument
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0025506-27359