Jackie Niemi has produced two more little books, fourth & fifth in her series of Beaver Creek history, entitled “Pioneer Women” and “Pioneer Children.” Each book contains excerpts of oral histories from the Beaver Creek area, most of which were collected in the mid-1970's, and are from the Lincoln County Historical Society's Oral History Collection. Niemi's books are available at Canyon Way Bookstore and the Lincoln County Historical Museum Bookstore, and sell for $5.00 each.
All of Niemi's small books will be featured at the Lincoln Co. Historical Museum’s Annual Holiday Festival and Open House on Saturday, December 4th, 1:00-4:00pm. Look for her table, where she will demonstrate how she cuts and folds each book by hand.
Here is a sampling from each of the new ones:
[From “Pioneer Women”]: “I remember her...I was nine or ten, I guess, when she died...I remember she used to go and rob the bees...Used to go bare-armed, go up to the kitchen, right out, and get in there, and get the honey she wanted, and tote it back in. Hell, the bees would be all over her, and never sting her...they just would be all over.”
---Bill Gatens, (1975 interview)
[From “Pioneer Children”]: “I walked three miles a day to and from school. A mile and a half each way. Each school was about middle of the two districts...They didn’t have both schools at the same time. Well, if I could get in a week, or two or three weeks extra, boy, I took it! I was glad to get to go to school. School and I never departed.”
---Susie Rhoades (1975 interview)
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