Detail View: Colorado Coal Project: Interview with Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Pilling, Dragerton, Utah

Collection Name: 
Colorado Coal Project
Title: 
Interview with Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Pilling, Dragerton, Utah
Creator: 
Margolis, Eric, 1947-
Subject: 
Castle Gate (Utah)
Subject: 
Coal miners -- Personal narratives
Subject: 
Coal mines and mining
Subject: 
Coal mining -- Utah
Description: 
Woodrow Pilling mined for 28 years, starting at the age of 19. His 2 sons also work for coal companies, tho not as miners. The couple show some Indian artifacts found near their ranch (Big Spring). He complains about interference with ranch operations by the BLM and other government agencies. He owns 440 acres and leases the rest. His current ranch house is made of 2 coal camp houses. He feels that today's people can't handle manual labor. He mined with a short wall cutting machine and worked the Castle Gate mine.
Description Type: 
summary
Description: 
10 min: No audio at first; transcript and interview begin ~10 min. into video = pg. 2 of pdf 20 min: Indian figurines found nearby; comparing the difficulty of ranching vs. mining = pg. 9 of pdf 30 min: Complaints about the BLM and its effects upon ranchers = p. 14 of pdf 40 min: Early company houses in Sunnyside; his experiences in the strike and ranching = p. 19 of pdf 50 min: No audio after 45 min; his opinion of current strike; life on the ranch = p. 22 of pdf 60 min: Video ends, transcript continues: life as miner, then as rancher = p. 39 of pdf
Description Type: 
SegmentSequence
Publisher: 
University of Colorado Boulder Archives
Contributor: 
Pilling, Woodrow
Contributor: 
Pilling, Woodrow, Mrs.
Date: 
4/25/1978
Type: 
MovingImage
Format: 
video/mp4
Identifier: 
155-Pilling
Language: 
English
Relation: 
narv_coloradoCoal_transPilling
Relation Type: 
derivedFrom
Relation href: 
http://cudl.colorado.edu/luna/servlet/s/1x292w
Coverage (Spatial): 
Carbon County, UT