Oral Histories

Jim & Nellie McPherson

We arrived at the mountain about 4:00 p.m.   I guess Mrs. McPherson had sent Mr. Mc to look for Jim. She figured he was drinking someplace. She had a good roast and big dinner cooked. Delmar Titus was there too.

The tent was set up and we started our Mountain Life Living. Mr. Mc came to me and said, “Jim hasn’t said, but I think you are married.” I said “Yes.” We rose at 5:00 a.m. to wrangle the horses. Mrs. Mc had breakfast ready. He saddled up the bronc he called Scatterbrains, a tall, good looking horse. I took a picture. He, Mr. Mc, and Delmar rode that day.

On July 2, Jim said he and his dad had to go to Moab. They would be gone over night. They had leased Fisher Valley from Amasa Larsen with the option to buy and the time was up. That is what he went to see the lawyer about when we were in Price.

The next day, here came the White family just ahead of Mr. Mc and Jim. George, Essie White, Amasa Larsen’s daughter, and their sons Billy, Jode and Tommy. They set up a tent above the house and ate with the family.   George worked for the State Road and had a ranch along the Colorado River and a few cows on the mountain.

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