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Oral history interviews with Gene Foushee and Dorothy Nielson

Oral history interviews with Gene Foushee and Dorothy Nielson

Dates: 1972

Oral history interviews with Gene Foushee and Dorothy Nielson on 7 and 11 July 1972, conducted by Pat Whitaker for the Utah State Historical Society and the California State University, Fullerton, Oral History Program. Gene Foushee discusses his tourism business in Bluff, Utah, and the restoration of historic homes he purchased in the area. Dorothy Nielson's short interview covers a brief history of Bluff, Utah, after 1940. Bound manuscript, 26 pages of text, photocopied pictures and indexes included.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Foushee, Gene. -- Nielson, Dorothy. -- Whitaker, Pat, 1946
  • Call Number: MSS 6718
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
English
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Oral history interviews with Gene Foushee and Dorothy Nielson must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 6718; Oral history interviews with Gene Foushee and Dorothy Nielson; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6718, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Purchased from Gary L. Shumway in 1987.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Gary L. Shumway; 1987.
Subject Terms
Bluff (Utah)--History; Buildings--Conservation and restoration; Material Types; Oral Histories; Tourism--Utah--Bluff
Processing Information
Processed; Karen Glenn; 3 February 2009.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West (Collection development policy of 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSS6718
Finding Aid Title
Foushee (Gene) and Dorothy Nielson, oral history interviews with
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Karen Glenn, student processor and John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-01-10T10:28-0700
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Gene Foushee built up a successful tourist business and restored many buildings in Bluff, Utah.

Gene Foushee grew up in North Carolina and received a degree in geology from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. He joined the Air Force after college and served in Germany, then moved west after his tour of duty to find work. His first job was with Union Carbide in Uravan, Colorado. He and his wife Mary were married shortly thereafter and moved to Bluff, Utah. There Gene built up a successful tourist business and restored many buildings in the town.

Biographical History

Dorothy Caroline Johnson Nielson was born about 1918 in Utah. She was raised in Nephi, Utah, and moved to Bluff, Utah, to teach school in 1940. There she boarded with a Mrs. Nielson and married her son Richard two months later. Richard was a stockman and a farmer. They lived the rest of their lives in Bluff, Utah.



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John Murphy
Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
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