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Ada Brown
Potashin, Richard
Brown, Ada
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Born in Whittier 1911. Parents were raised in Valley Father, Pleasant Cline. Mother, Mertle. Wild horses above Chalfant. Father came to Bishop 1916. Roy Cline. Manzanar, father planted apples, 1911 Kispert home. George Creek School School in Bishop area Riverside school. 1921, father worked for RR Owenyo Lived in Lone Pine 1924. Moved to Bishop. Worked on McBride Ranch. Attended McBride school. R.R. brought in water and ice. Box Car Houses at Owenyo. Desert Holly Sweet Shop, Lone Pine. Worked at Sweet Shop while going to school. Train routine. Riding around the "Y" for amusement, Owenyo Hotel at Owenyo. Dances at Hotel. Side B Emily Rody. Construction crew, self-contained including cook. (RR) Derailment, Pop Fuller was killed. Playing in train and driving it Old Brown Ranch, Olancha 1927. Worked at Caso Hot Spgs. as secretary. Caso; Wild horses, served meals to movie people, cold or hot baths, cooking by steam from pot holes, rooms and bath house. Indians had separate camp. Tape 2 Caso water. More cooking in hot springs. Mud baths. Saline Valley nudist camp. Cerro Gordo Mine. Uncle, Road Foreman for short cut to Death Valley. Trip to Death Valley via dirt road. Darwin. Cartago Plant. Married Geo. Brown 1929. Old Brown Ranch. Side B Adobe house, Old Brown Ranch. Old Cottonwood Sawmill lumber, part of Brown Ranch house. Story on purchase of Brown Ranch. George Brown (Walkers) inherited from father Walker Monument. Destroying Adobe house Ranch life. Roy Cline lived on ranch 29 years. Cattle drives, Monache. Forest Service files burned 1916 (permits). Family life, feud. Did not sell to DWP Water on property. Roy Cline. Indians living on ranch in houses and tents. Growing red beans. Death of an Indian.
2 Tapes of 2
cainecm_000107_t01; cainecm_000107_t02
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