Imagine living in a small ranching and farming community of 80 people, where all the children attend the same tiny rural school until 10th grade, then go 150 miles out of town to finish up high school. Where the only store is a small cooperative called Gone Country that supplies food, gifts, pottery, and in hunting season becomes the "Hamburger Hut." Where the nearest Wal-Mart is 65 miles away in another state. Welcome to Grouse Creek, Utah, home of the Mormon Buckaroo, and our Digital Collections Spotlight for March 2014.
In the summer of 1985 a team of folklife specialists from the Library of Congress and Utah spent a couple of weeks living in Grouse Creek, interviewing its people and recording its history and culture. Explore the interviews, photographs, slides, and field notes captured during this time.