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Document Details


Title: Jim Babbitt
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Northern Arizona University. Cline Library. Special Collections and Archives Department
Collection: United Indian Traders Association Oral History Collection
Description: When [the Babbitts] first came to Flagstaff in 1886, they were really interested in being cattle ranchers. That was the thing that was really foremost in their minds. Along the way, after they had been in the cattle ranching business, they also got into the mercantile business, and the lumber and hardware business--parts of which they had done back in their home town of Cincinnati, Ohio. Never had a mind about, or any idea that Indian trading would be something that they would do.... They had never gone up into the Indian country in those early years. And certainly never had any goal towards getting involved in that business. It just happened in a very serendipitous way.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1999 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Babbitt, Jim
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker race: White
Document date: 21-Jul-1999
Interviewer: Cole, Brad
Organizations discussed: United Indian Traders Assocation, 1931-1997
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: American Indian; Commerce; Indian reservations; Indians of North America; Indians of North America--Commerce; Navajo Indians--United States; North America; Oral history; Trading posts; United Indian Traders Assocation, 1931-1997; United States
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0025980-27927