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Richard Blaine Anderson and Donna Williams interview part 1

This Oral History Session was Recorded: February 4th 1991;
At the Home of:
R.B. & Donna Anderson
90 North Center Street
Grantsville, Utah
Jerrilyn (Jerri) Ramos

The other participants were:
Belinda Butler
Nancy Hartmann
Dr. Art Smith


When I first approached Donna Anderson about bringing my oral history class to her home to visit with her and her husband R.B., she gave me an emphatic "no."

After I explained that our visit would be very informal, like a group of friends chatting about the past, she began to thaw and finally agreed to our class coming to her home, after which we set the appointment to coincide with regular class-time: between the hours of five and seven-thirty pm on Monday, February the fourth. Two days after our conversation, Donna called me on the phone and asked me far exact details of the upcoming meeting to be held. I explained that our class simply wished to talk about her family's past here in Grantsville. I also mentioned that a tape recording would be made on the night of the visit for future generations. Donna immediately withdrew from the appointment. So, I explained again about the purpose of the class, and that the tape was to preserve the family's oral history--not to make her or her loved ones "look stupid or ridiculous," which was what she feared. With continued reassurances, she again thawed, then reconfirmed the appointment date and time.

The night of our meeting, the class members: Belinda Butler, Nancy Hartman and myself, and our Oral History Professor, Dr. Art Smith met at Soelberg's Thriftway in Grantsville, and then played "follow-the-leader" to the Anderson's home on North Center Street. After pulling our cars into their driveway, we walked up their sidewalk en masse, I knocked on their door, and we were invited into the Anderson home. Inside the living-room, facing east and west, were a set of couches. An octagon coffee-table sat in the center of the room behind which a card-table had been set up to hold several antiques that Donna had been given by her mother. Among these antiques was her family's Bible. [James R. Williams family]

At the north side of the room were two easy-chairs. This was where Donna and R.B. sat, so I and Nancy sat on the east couch, and Dr. Smith and Belinda sat on the west couch.

After exchanging greetings, and thanking the Anderson's for their hospitality, I placed the tape recorder on the table in front of them, plugged it on, and turned it on. Belinda started the ball rolling, and things went from there.

The following is as accurate a transcript as I could make of what followed...

Belinda: You need to talk about the opera house, and about the academy. Because I remember my grandparents talking about the academy.

R.B.: Anderson: I'm not even a native. I wasn't even born here.

Donna Anderson: Now you tell them how and where you were born.

Jerri: Yea, just tell us that. Start from the beginning. What day was it?

R.B.: Well it was...

Donna: He was...Well, I can tell you. He was born in Tooele, December the twenty-ninth, nineteen fifteen. His mother came (R.B. interrupts Do they want to hear the history of Tooele? Donna interrupts: No, I know, but this tells how you got here. (R.B. interrupts: You just have to skip a whole bunch of years.)

Donna: This tells how you got here.

Donna: He was living in Tooele. His mother, his grandma and grampa Bevan, and his grandma and grampa Anderson lived in Salt Lake...in Sandy, Utah. And Brigham Young asked them, the Andersons and the Bevans, to go to Canada. To settle Canada. So they both went to Canada. And there his father and mother met. They were to go to Lethbridge I think, but they just ended up in Raymond, Canada.

Dr. Art Smith: That's where I was raised. In Raymond, Alberta, Canada.

R.B.: In Raymond?

Jerri: Small world. Gosh.

R.B.: You know, we made a trip up there, and I don't think it has changed at all.

Donna: It looked like Grantsville to me.

Dr. Smith: And I thought Grantsville looked familiar to me, too.

Donna: Yes, it really reminded me of Grantsville, a lot.

Dr. Smith: Now what... Andersons up there?

R.B.: Well, my dad ran a grocery store in Tooele for years and years.

Donna: What happened to them was...When his mother was going to have him, she decided...by that time the Bevanses and the Andersons had both come back down here. They had left up there. His mother and dad had stayed up there, and he was the seventh (they had ten children) and he was the seventh. And she decided that she was going to have him here in Tooele. So, she came down here to her mother, and I guess it's because the winters are so cold in Canada.

R.B.: Native-born American. The rest of them need passports.

Donna: So, when he was born. ..his brothers and sisters. ..the six others are Canadian citizens. Then after he was born she went back, and then afterwards she came back. And then they lived in Tooele, so he lived in Tooele.

Dr. Smith: When did they come back from Canada?

Donna: I don't know the date of that, but the other kids were all born down here.

R.B.: It was horse and buggy, I'll tell you.

Dr. Smith: I'll bet.

Donna: And (when they moved) it was in a wagon, and they put the kids in a wire.

Dr. Smith: You don't know where Snowline is, do you?

Donna: Snowline, I think by Dillon.

Dr. Smith: We went for a ride up there, and here was a sign that said: Snowline.

R.B.: Was that south of Dillon or north of Dillon?

Donna: South of Dillon.

Jerri: Now where Is Dillon?

Donna: Montana.

Jerri: Oh, Dillon Montana.

R.B.: Now did you come here to hear the history of Montana, Canada, or Tooele?

Jerri: Whatever you want to tell us.

Donna: I was just telling them how you got here.

Dr. Smith: How did you get here?

Donna: I was born right here. I have lived here all my life.

Belinda: What is your maiden name?

Donna: Williams.

Belinda: Around the corner, J.R. Williams!

Donna: Yes I was born around the corner right there. (Pointing east down Clark street.) I was James R. Williams daughter.

Dr. Smith: And what was your full name?

Donna: My name is Donna Williams Anderson. (Something)

Belinda: How many years would it be?

Donna: He was the principal at the school, and a school teacher for forty years. He was a school teacher for a long time, and then he was principal in the school for many years. And then he retired, and then he sold real estate for a while, and then he was a judge for a while.

Jerri: Well, so how did you two meet?

R.B.: Well, in the olden days, 1940; 1930 along there, Tooele kids (boys) used to come down and chase the girls. Good-looking girls and all the boys were blind, they didn't know anything. So all us hot-shots from Tooele would come down and get the girls. We'd go to the Opera House and they'd come out of the show, and we could take our pick.

Donna: One of my girlfriends brought you to my house. And then we went out. You had another girlfriend and so we didn't start going together till later.

R.B.: Do you want to hear about her?

Donna: No. No. Okay. Now tell us about Little Reno. Now tell them about how you got Little Reno.

R.B.: Okay. The land that Little Reno is on I think was homesteaded by Mr. Soelberg. Now that's the Jeffries girl's great grandfather.

Donna: Great, great grandfather.

R.B.: Ray Soelberg's father. And they wanted to go into the chicken business, and they built some cheap coops and dug a well, and had a pond, and a home, and along comes 1929. They lost it to Tooele Bank. And my dad had a little money in there, and he took that as collateral for his own soil. But he took that rather than get nothing, but the bank itself went broke.

Donna: Well, but he had to quit his...he was in the grocery business in Tooele. And he had to close up his grocery business because the smelter, the Tooele smelter...

R.B.: to Dr. Smith: How old are you?

Dr. Smith: Fifty-nine. How old are you?

R.B.: I'm talking to a bunch of kids here. That gripes me. When I start talking about the Great Depression, you don't know anything about it.

Dr. Smith: How old are you? I was born in 1931. I know a lot about it.

R.B.: Sure...two-years-old.

Dr. Smith: We were hungry.

R.B.: 1931. He was born in '31, and the crash was in '29.

Jerri: But I know about the Depression because I listened to stories from my dad and my mother my whole life.

Belinda: Well, my grandparents told me all the time.

Jerri: I know it's not the same as living through it, but I do know of it because I had parents in it. .

Donna: I think that was one big thing in our lives...the bank going broke, and the Depression, and the drought that came along with it.

R.B.: Grantsville had a bank go broke.

Donna: And it went broke, too.

Belinda: Where was that at? Where was the bank at? Was it in the...

R.B.: It was on the drug store corner.

Donna: Where Bob has his...

Belinda: Now was it inside the store?

Donna: Well, it was part of it. The east part of it.

Jerri: Is it the same building (that is standing there now)?

Donna: Um-hum.

Jerri: It's the same building.

Belinda: Well, that building is ancient.

Jerri: For goodness sake.

Donna: And then they had in the other part, they had the Post Office there too for awhile.

Belinda: I remember going there when I was a little girl, and opening up to get my mail.

Donna: But anyway, he had a grocery store, and they couldn't pay their bills because he was charging to the people who worked at the smelter. So he didn't go broke, did he? He just closed up the store.

R.B.:- But it's hard to talk to kids about the Depression, they don't know what hard times are.

Belinda: Well, I think we're going to experience some.

Jerri: I could beg to differ with you. It depends upon the kid. I wasn't born with a silver spoon in my mouth.

R.B.: - The Depression was from '29 till the war started, and it affected everyone. And you were all born after that.

Dr. Smith: WAIT!

Jerri: I know, but we had real hard times as a family. I mean...

R.B.: There's people who have hard times now. One thing about it: everybody was in the same boat. Everybody was broke.

Donna: Well, my dad always had. ..because he was a teacher he always had a job. He didn't have to go on WPA; which most of the people here in Grantsville did have to work. And I was working at the school. I was the secretary and they would pay their...they would come and pay their $5.00 tuition with ten cents at a time. It was really rough. I mean, but I look back at it now and I think, maybe we were happier than some of these kids are now...who have everything. But anyway, he closed his business, and they came to Grantsville. At that time, the highway didn't go past that property.

R.B.: This used to be the Lincoln Highway right here. (Center Street) Out this street and out past your ranch. (Said to Belinda who lives on the Old Lincoln Highway.)

Belinda: Yes, I'm building my house out there on the Old Lincoln Highway. You'll have to come and see it.

Donna: Out to the Lincoln Highway was here...

R.B.: You see this street right here...There was a service station around the corner up there where it turned west.

Belinda: There was a service station just up from where I'm building my house. And they sold boot-leg whiskey from the back door. And they pumped gas, I'm told, out of those big cans. And we've found a lot of bottles-- you know--antique bottles that people would've filled with gin.

Donna: But I don't remember when...

R.B.: That makes me laugh because the guy you bought your gin from was Harry Carrapolisi and it came in a five-gallon glass jar. It cost about twenty dollars, and then he'd sell it in pints and glasses. Pump gas in the front, and gin from the back. I never done it, but Leonard Charles did. He worked in there, and he was married to my older sister. Are you taking this down?

Jerri: Yes, I sure am.

R.B.: Cancel that out.

Jerri: No!, That is part of the history we need to know. Now don't be embarrassed about anything that's on there.

R.B.: I don't know if I want her recording...

Donna: Then tell them how you got there.

R.B.: How I got up there?

Donna: Yea--Um-hum.

R.B.: Well,...

Jerri: Is that why it was called Little Reno was because it boot-legged whiskey?

R.B.: It did boot-leg whiskey. Leonard Charles did sell the whiskey, but he made Little Reno when he was running it.

Jerri: So, that must be why, because of the boot-legged whiskey. And you took over that place. No?

Donna: No

Jerri: Oh, so you had another place.

R.B.: I eventually bought it.

Jerri: Oh, I see.

Donna: But not where that was. Not where that place was. The highway then got built up where it is now, and was Forty and Fifty Highway, and up where Swenson's live, where we were and we didn't have any boot-leg whiskey where we were. Len went and got a job when they could, didn't he?

R.B.: Yes. But after the war everyone wanted to go on a trip, and they had gasoline, and cars, and there was no place to stay. We converted those old chicken coops to a motel, and started a motel business. And really, we done quite well for the times--You know. You gotta remember that nowadays a good basketball player will make 24 million dollars in five years, and in those days we worked all day (on season) and we'd work all day for one dollar.

Jerri to Donna: And you did all...You told me once that you did all the washing for that place?

Donna: Um-hum.

Jerri: By hand?

Donna: No...

R.B.: Not by hand.

Jerri: Not by hand?

R.B.: We had a Slusher, (Donna: Washer) with a wringer on it.

Jerri: Oh, you had a Slusher with a wringer on it.

Donna: Fifty sheets.

R.B.: We'd hang them up and the wind would dry them and we'd put them back on the bed.

Donna: Thank goodness for the wind because in all weather it came. And we'd press the sheets, and we did our own laundry, and we'd hire somebody to clean usually, didn't we?

R.B.: We'd have hired girls and they'd get fifty cents a cabin. That is something else.

Donna: And then we'd do the laundry.

R.B.: And the business was good, we filled up most of the time.

Dr. Smith: Now, where-abouts was it? Where is it now?

Belinda: Well, We 'll take and show you.

Dr. Smith: Oh, okay.

Donna: You just go straight up this road, them you curve a little bit, and you run right into it. It's just a little ways from here.

Donna: It seems like we just did the motel business and service station business.

R.B.: It was really hard work. Long days in the summer, and in the winter.

Jerri: Now did you like have a soda shop in your place?

R.B.: We sold bottles of pop, and we even sold beer when it was Charles'.

Donna: That was before...oh...nineteen...

R.B.: Now, how far back do you want ta go? To Adam?

Donna: 1940 was when we. ..We got married in 1940, and we went up there, and they were selling beer. And we didn't...We really didn't like it. We didn't stay very long, did we? We left there. We left. He was working for his dad, and we were living in a little apartment in back. And it was just like...lt really wasn't very good. So, we stayed there...l think...We stayed in 1940, the rest of that summer, and then part of the next summer, and the winter and then the next summer we left that place with the promise of a two week job, and two hundred and fifty dollars in the bank, and a nineteen dollar and some-odd cents payment on a car.

Dr. Smith: Oh my gosh

Jerri: Nineteen dollars? Payment on a car? Gosh.

R.B.: Well, what do you expect it was a '41 Ford, four-door sedan with a V-8 engine. A beautiful thing.

Jerri: I know.

Belinda: Well worth the price, huh?

R.B.: Yeah!

Jerri: Did it have a rumble-seat?

Donna & R.B. : No, it was a four-door.

Jerri: Oh, it was a four-door Sedan.

Donna: At the edge of Tooele we got an apartment in the...Were they the Ruth Apartments? Or else Carol...

R.B.: I believe that was the bottom.

Donna: That was the bottom rung of the ladder.

Belinda: Where are those at? Are they still standing? Up in New Town? Okay.

Jerri: Where's New Town?

Belinda: By the Arctic Circle.

Jerri: Oh, okay.

Donna: It was across the street. I don't know if it's still standing or not.

R.B.: Really, you haven't lived until you make a lunch, carry it to work, to Rustle, and if you don't get on, you take the lunch back, end then you take it back at 3 O'clock, and you don't get on, and you bring the lunch back, and then you go up at midnight, and if you don't get on, you eat the lunch.

Dr. Smith: Oh my gosh.

Belinda: Where was Rustle, was that the smelter?

R.B.: When I say Rustle (Donna: You go up and try to get on.) they had a line five men wide, in the middle of the Depression, and 150 feet long or more, and they'd put 20 guys to work. And the average salary could've been 7 dollars. That was per shift.

Jerri: And that was a lot of money?

R.B.: Yes. That was good pay. [Something...]

Donna: Well, we stayed there for two months, that was all we could stand it. Then we moved. (R.B.: They had a community bathroom.) Yeah, we had to use the bathroom with two or three other families. Anyway, we moved to a house...A basement in a house.

R.B.: This is depressing, you know?

Donna: Just depress him... And he got on the smelter. About...Or the tunnel. Now tell them.

R.B.: Yes, I was working at the tunnel on December the Seventh.

Jerri: What's the tunnel?

Donna: That Was. ..They don't. ..There...

R.B.: During the war I was working at the tunnel.

Jerri: But what Is the tunnel?

Belinda: What's the tunnel? Tell us about the tunnel. I don't even know what it is I think I'm pretty-well versed.

R.B.: Many years ago they had a tunnel that went right under the smelter, and back into Bingham to get the rich ore out.

Belinda: Oh my goodness.

R.B.: Don't you remember? You were there in the tunnel days in Tooele When we used to dance in the streets!

Dr. Smith: It went under the mountains?

R.B.: Right under the smelter from down below.

Donna: See the smelter, there's nothing under the smelter.

Jerri: So, it went to the mine? They were getting copper out of it?

Donna: It went from this side of the Oquirrhs, back to the other side.

R.B.: Right underneath.

Belinda: Did they know you were doing that? Weren't you kind of encroaching on their ore?

R.B.: No, The Same company owned everything.

Jerri: Bingham. If it was Bingham that's why...

R.B.: That's where I was December the Seventh. Where were you December Seventh? [Asked of Dr. Smith.]

Belinda: Well, I wasn't even a twinkle in my father's eye.

Jerri: Me, neither.

Donna: He was there working, and I was in the basement apartment.

Jerri: You were listening ta the radio...

Donna: Listening to the radio, and I heard that Pearl Harbor had been bombed. So, I think my girl-friend and I went down to the drug store and had a drink of pop or something...(Jerri & Donna together:) To celebrate!

Donna: No, I'll tell you...You had a really sick feeling. I really did have a sick feeling. A really sick feeling.

Belinda: Was the drug store down there...

Donna: We were living at Tooele at the time.

Belinda: Was the drug store where that Janice's Supplies is now?

Donna: It was Evans's Drug then.

Jerri: So, it was on Vine and Main Street in Tooele.

Donna: I walked down there and he came home. And then things really started to getting...You know...Then they started building the Depot.

R.B.: I used to work at the Depot. I drove a dump truck. ..out to the batch and back. You know what a batch is?

Jerri: I have no idea.

R.B.: And I got a dollar ten an hour.

Donna: And we thought, boy, were we rich. We saved two hundred dollars and lived on only part of the money.

R.B.: Uncle Sam was just like that. [Hand outstretched with the palm down.]

Donna: Oh, in 1940 we had to sign up for the draft. We got married in April, and he signed up for the draft in the summer. That's when they started the draft. And we were up in Tooele when that happened, and then...

Belinda: Well, did you get called up?

Donna: No, he didn't...

Jerri: Oh, then he didn't ever have to go?

Donna: Oh, yes. Oh, he did go.

R.B.: They got that close to me and I volunteered for the Seebee's so that they couldn't take me into the Army. I went back to Williamsburg, Virginia and spent two years there.

Jerri: So, you never actually saw active duty?

R.B.: You mean to tell me that living in Williamsburg, and going into a rich economy wasn't active duty?

Donna: But he didn't get sent overseas. And he was gone for two years and three months.

Jerri: That must have been very hard on you. What did you do during that time?

Donna: Well, I worked for Carol Jeffries Grampa. The Jeffries Economy Store.

Belinda: Was that here or there across...

Donna: Where the senior citizens--where the Slim and Trim--is now.

Jerri: Oh, right here in the middle of town.

Donna: Um-hum

Jerri: That was the one that burned, right?

Belinda: Is that the one that burned?

Donna: No, he had a couple of stores burn. He was quite a man that Mr. Soelberg. The one that owned the house that's still up there in that...

R.B.: He made something out of the Depression, and fire, and...I hope you can see this new store now.

Donna: They put his name on it, and I thought that was a real tribute to him. It's a tribute to J.R., and Roy, and Mr. Soelberg because that's...he was in the grocery business...In all kinds of business, he tried to get into it. Then when he came home, he went back out to the Depot to work, [R.B. Is now "he."] and we lived in Tooele. And then he got a chance to buy. Nobody could run that Little Reno. The only one that could sacrifice was him, and me. It didn't...It wasn't ever successful. [Under someone else's ownership.]

R.B.: Well, when you first went to work for the depot, maybe you didn't get paid very much money.

Donna: We nearly starved to death. Yeah.

R.B.: And I remember that when they first paid you, you lined up at a table, and paid you in cash...Like they did in the services, but you weren't making very much. It was terrible...the wages. Over the years the step-grade, and so on, the jobs have turned out pretty good.

Jerri: Yeah. Now they make big bucks, don't they? Fifteen or sixteen dollars (an hour) most of them?

Belinda: I think it depends upon what grade you are.

Belinda: Did you know my grandfather, Lloyd? When you worked at the Depot? If you were driving heavy equipment, he was in heavy equipment, too.

R.B.: Nope. [something. . .too quiet]

Donna: He was driving a truck with cement in it so they could build those igloos. [R.B. said something here that I couldn't understand.] He was building igloos.

R.B.: Yeah, and that place was busy.

Belinda: How deep do those igloos go?

R.B.: They're on the surface. . .Just on the surface.

Belinda: Just on the surface? I've wondered about that. We hear all these stories.

Donna: And then one day we got a letter that says you're now in the Army. So, he went and Joined...got a chance to get in the Seebee's.

R.B.: So, I actually went out as a decko (?). [May not be the right word.]

Donna: Then when he came back, we went back and we got a chance to buy that place with his brother. [Little Reno.] And we went to work up there, after he went to work for. . .he came home ,in December, and worked clear to the next. He worked a year with his brother, and then he sold it to us.

Jerri: Was that a good thing, working with your brother.

R.B.: No. No.

Jerri : Never work with family, huh? Just like: never live with family; never. . .

Belinda: I remember you had something in that store. It was either like a monkey or a bird. Something like that.

R.B.: You mean you forgot Garbo?

Belinda: The memory has haunted me for years, and I cannot remember what it is, but I know I was drinking an Orange crush and my dad had Pepsi. And I always had a marshmallow patty with nuts in it. And I sat on a red...was it a red. . .were they red barstools? Or else the counter was red. Am I right?

Belinda: (Clap! ) I knew it!

R.B.: What did Garbo do, steal your cookie or something? We had a cage back there. (Belinda interrupts: I know. I can remember I wanted a monkey. And that's what gave me the idea, when I was a little girl, that I had to have a monkey. I wanted a monkey, so bad. . . )

Donna: He was the biggest pest. Do you know what he did with it?

Jerri: Oh, no. . .we're going to hear something dreadful .

R.B.: I hope you're not going to tell them anything they shouldn't know.

Donna: He sold it.

Jerri: Oh, well, that's not so bad. I thought he shot it.

R.B.: Oh, it would bite you.

Donna & R.B.: It was mean.

Donna: He had me scared to death.

R.B.: But you could pick up a broom, and start after him, and he'd head for the cage. The only safe place he had.

Belinda: He wasn't very big, though, he was Just a little thing. And he could wear a hat or something. . .He had something on him.. .Didn't he, or is this just my remembering?

R.B.: Just a collar is all. How old are you? (Asked of Belinda. )

Belinda: How old am I now? I'm thirty-four.

R.B.: No, then.

Belinda: I'm thirty-four now. I was born in '57. So it would have been the sixties because I remember coming in from the ranch to Little Reno. [R.B. Said something unintelligible here.]

Jerri: Well, how long did you guys own Little Reno?

R.B.: Over fourteen years. It was terrible in the summer, and working on into the winters. Lots of winters I went up to the Depot and got on. I had to go and work somewhere. . .

Donna: He couldn't stand it all year round.

R.B.: And we knew the road was going to go across the flats. We advertized it for sale, and we sold them.

Jerri: Are you ever sorry that you did?

R.B.: Nope. But I hadn't planned what to do with it when the road changed and it wasn't part of the through-way anymore. I always wanted a house on a street, and work from eight to five like-a human beings.

Jerri: Owning your own business is rough though, anytime. It's not just the motel business. It's any business that you own yourself.

Donna: Well, he got so he didn't hire anybody to work at the station, and he'd go early in the morning, and I wouldn't even see him until he'd come to bed after he'd closed up. One thing we didn't get was robbed.

Jerri: You never did get robbed...

R.B.: We hired a lot of Tooele around here. Ed Watson worked for me. Skogerbowl. Do you know anything about Skogerboe?

Belinda: The man's name doesn't mean anything to me.

Donna: Then there was an Anderson. Rick Sutton.

R.B.: But after awhile the government was coming out and checking, they wanted me to set everything up-withhold for income tax, and social security, and job insurance, and all this crap. And when a state-owned car with a man with his three dollar suit and briefcase came in and he- put it on the counter, and he knew all the answers and all the questions. I said, "It isn't worth it." Kids make mistakes. They give the wrong change, and you add it all up, plus him, and I was doing as much as I can, myself. But. . . that was the end of the story.

Donna: That was near the end.

Belinda: When did you have your kids? Did you only have them two girls?

Donna: Oh, no. Three. I had Ila when I lived in Tooele a year later after the war (started). And she was ten months old when he was drafted. And I didn't think they would take him then, you know. But they did. He was one of the very first ones with children who joined that got taken from Tooele County.

R.B.: We were working late in the cabins one day, and the wife came over with a snake.

Donna: We had snakes, and scorpions. And then the year 1947 was the year we came down here, and Luanne was born in. . .May of 1947. So, it was pretty hard that summer. We did the washing from the house. And then after that, I had a girl that came and helped. But after that, we moved the washing over to the other room. We didn't do it in my house anymore. Then I think it (the business) was good for the kids (something) because I had them work. They had to go to work. So they. . .Soon as they got big enough to do things I had them work. They emptied garbages, and when they got big enough to work ou int the cabins, they worked. So, it didn't hurt them.

Dr. Smith: Well, I thought they were chicken coops. . .

Donna & R.B. They were.

Dr. Smith: Oh, they weren't two-story type chicken coops.

Donna: No, they weren't.

Dr. Smith: Oh, I see.

R.B.: One row (of motels) was made out of two rows of chicken coops. Then we built some along-side of them until we had seventeen units. . .

Dr. Smith: Oh, boy.

R.B.: . . .at one time.

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Richard Blaine Anderson and Donna Williams interview part 1

Date  4 Feb 1991 
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Donna Williams 

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