Wood River Valley Oral Histories
Bessie Bentley Oral History
Bessie Bentley 1909-1999.
OH 0093 BEN
The Oral History Collection consists of taped interviews of long-time residents. This oral history interview was conducted by deanne Thompson; transcribed by margaret Donnelly; and edited by Sandra Hofferber and Clara Speigel.
Bessie Weaver Bentley was born in Twin Falls (ID) and lived in Honolulu, Hawaii, where her husband had Bentley's Photography. They moved to Ketchum in 1947 where they built and lived above the downtown Ketchum Bentley building. Bessie applied herself to community work, mostly involving The Community Library starting with the Gold Mine when it was in the mining shacks, fund raising and serving 40 years on the Library Board. she was a talented musician and notable cook. Most of the interview is a discussion concerning the early days of the Gold Mine and Community Library.
Libraries. Ketchum (ID).
Bentley, Bessie Ketchum (ID)
Interviewer: Deanne Thompson.
The Community Library,
Oral history sound recording Transcription available; Indexed.
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