Detail View: Wood River Valley Oral Histories: Myrle Robertson Bradshaw Oral History : As narrated to Miriam Breckenridge.

Title: 
Myrle Robertson Bradshaw Oral History : As narrated to Miriam Breckenridge.
Creator: 
Bradshaw, Myrle Robertson, 1913- ,
Identifier: 
OH 0011 BRA
Description: 
The Oral History Collection consists of taped interviews of long-time residents. This oral history interview was conducted ny Miriam breckenridge and was edited by Miriam Breckenridge, Sandra Hofferber, Connie Grabow, and Shirley Huckins; transcribed by Claudia walsworth.
Description: 
1922-1930 were very bad years in the sheep business. The winter of 1924 was the worst as there was no hay or feed for the sheep. "C" Robertson was Myrle's father and started the Robertson-Thomas Sheep Co.after those bad years. Myrle talks about the role of women in the sheep business and the lonley life of the wives and mothers, with the husbands gone most of the time; includes discussion of Mrrle's father's background and arrival in Idaho; her gather's life and sheep business; and memories of the hot plunge at the Hiawatha Hotel in Hailey.
Description: 
transcription index reads as follows: 1898 35; 1900 3; 1910 4, 7, 18, 35; 1912 35; 1922 7, 8, 11, 17; 1924 9; 1929 7, 30; 1930 7, 8, 11, 17, 30; 1932 11; 1934 26; 1939 14; 1940 8, 14, 18, 30; Adams Gulch 2; Alaska 2; Andora, Spain 16; Atkinson, Charles (Chuck) 18; automobiles 7, 20; Barcelona, Spain 16; Basque 15, 20; Bellevue, ID 13, 19, 24, 25; Big Smokey 34; Bliss, ID 23; blizzard 9-10; Bradshaw, Douglas (Buzz) 4, 12, 14, 15-16, 19, 22, 26, 35; brands 8; Breckenridge, John 5, 13, 15, 30, 34; Breckenridge, L. L. 13, 14; Bruneau desert 9-10, 23; Burks, Dennis (Denny) 31; Burks, Dennis II (Denny) 31; Burks, Dennis III (Denny) 32; Carey, ID 13; cattle 4, 33; Calkworth, Mr. 19; Chicago, IL 5; Christmas 9-10; Church, Senator Frank 36; Clover Creek 23; dairy 3; Deer Creek 25; Denver, CO 5; Dunn, Charles (Chuck) 18; East Fork of the Wood River 2, 4, 6, 7, 13, 34; England, 3; Feldenheusen family 13; Flat Top Sheep Company 31; Fourth of July 24-25; Friedman, leon 19; Friedman, Lucille 25; Galena Summit 4, 7; Gladiator Pass 4, 6; Gooding College 11; Gooding family 33; Gooding ranch 8; Gooding, Frank 2-3; Gooding, ID 3-5, 6, 8, 11, 24, 26, 28, 34, 35; Gooding, Mrs. Frank 3; Grandview, ID 9-10; 20; Gray, Cathrine 26; Hailey, ID 19, 24, 25, 27; Hiawatha Hot Springs Hotel 25-26; homesteading 3; honey business 12, 14; Horse Creek 4; horses 19-20; Hyndman Peak 13; Jerome, ID 17; Kentucky 23; Ketchum, ID 2, 23, 24; Ketchum Livestock Association 34; Kilpatrick Store 18; Klondike 2; labor day 11; land prices 13-14; Lewis, Horace 24; Little Wood River 18; McClure, Senator James 36; mining 2, 3, 24; Mississippi 2; Montana 5; Muldoon, ID 13, 17; Neilsen, Elmer 33; Nevada 8; Oregon 11; Painter, Theodore (The) 19; Peavey, Arthur (Art) 32; Peavey, Mary Thomas (Brooks) 17-18, 32; Picabo, ID 5, 24; Pyrenees Mountains 15-16; Robertson, John C. 2-3, 7-8, 9-12, 17-18, 20, 22, 29, 33, 35; Robertson, Jon. C., Jr. 1, 2, 4, 6, 10, 12, 13-14, 19-20, 32; Robertson, Mabel Tibbs 6, 20, 26, 27-28; Robertson, William (Billy) 3, 8; Robertson/Thomas Sheep Company 7-11, 17-19, 28-30, 31; Safeway Grocery stores 4; Salmon River 4, 6, 8; San Francisco, CA 2; Sandpoint, ID 2; Shannon, Dr. 2; Sheep, business 4; sheep camp 16-17, 28-29; sheep shipping 5, 24, 35; sheep, trailing 4, 9, 35; sheep, trucking 11; Shoshone, ID 5, 35; Thomas, Dale 17, 29; Thomas family 28; Thomas, Frank 8; Thomas, Jack 8, 17-18, 31; Thomas, Mrs. Frank 28; Thomas, Mrs. Jack 28; Thomas, Senator 28, 32; Thomas, Tink 17-18; timber industry 2; taponis, ID 3; Touslouse, FR 16; Twin Falls, ID 26; U. S. Forest Service 35; University of California 2; Wendell, ID 33; West, James (Jim) 13; White Cloud Mountains 4, 34; Wood River 28.
Subject, Topical: 
Sheep 1920's.
Subject, Personal: 
Robertson, John C. Gooding.
Subject, Organization: 
Robertson & Thomas Sheep Co.
Contributor: 
Interviewer: Breckenridge, Miriam.
Date Original: 
August 26, 1979.
Publisher: 
The Community Library,
Format: 
audio/mpeg
Type: 
Oral history sound recording Transcription available; Indexed.
Coverage, Spatial: 
Ketchum (Idaho)
Coverage, Spatial: 
Hailey (Idaho)
Coverage, Spatial: 
Gooding (Idaho)
Coverage, Temporal: 
August 26, 1979.
Rights: 
No restrictions. Copyright laws and fair use laws apply.