[The Oral History Collection consists of taped interviews of long-time residents. This oral history interview was conducted by Ginger Piotter and Michael Engl; transcribed by Ginger Piotter; and edited by Sandra Hoffereber and Shirley Huckins., One of the founders of the effort which led to the creation of The Community Library, Clara Spiegel first vacationed at the Sun Valley Resort in 1937 and moved to Ketchum in 1951. Part of Ernest Hemingway's group of Wood River Valley friends,she was acquainted with several other Sun Valley celebrity guests. topics of discussion include Clara's early life and schooling in Chicago at Faulkner School for Girls, acting in school performances of Shakespeare plays, summer vacations to Europe and western US, Clara's early trips to Sun Valley, writing novels with her friend Jane Bair, memories of the Austrian ski instructors at Sun Valley, Averell Harriman, ski attire in the late 1930s, momories of the saloons and gambling taking place in Ketchum, Dr. Moritz, the founding and the early days of the Gold Mine and the Community Library, and memories of bird hunting and fishing with Taylor Williams.]
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