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Document Details


Title: Carolyn Blair
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: Well, the trading post [Red Mesa, 1946] had two bedrooms and it was real comfortable. I had a wood stove for cooking, and a wood stove in the living room for heat. We didn't have electricity right at the beginning. We had a wind charger and a battery. There was one light in the living room and one light in the store. And then otherwise we used kerosene or some other light. Our water, we had a windmill and it was piped, oh, I don't know how far away. But we depended on the wind, you know, in order to have water. [We] had a kerosene refrigerator, and a gasoline motor for the washing machine. We had an outhouse (chuckles), but we were comfortable. And the store and the house were built of red sandstone--thick, thick walls.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1998 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Blair, Carolyn, 1922-
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 16-Sep-1922
Speaker place of birth: New Britain, CT; Connecticut; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Age at speaking: 76
Document location: Farmington, NM
Document date: 12-Feb-1998
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: OHI0025984-27932