Monday, April 29, 2013

Malta Idaho

Life History of Nina Lorraine Barrett Tracy (as told by Nina and Unknown) 
I was born at the Turpine place in South Cottonwood, Utah on Thursday, July 25 1912,  first  child of William Marshall Barrett and Nina Rosena Litson. We lived in South Cottonwood area [for] several years then moved to Benson, in Cache Valley. Later we moved to Idaho and lived at Almo until I was old enough to go to High School when we moved to Malta.

After graduating from Malta High School, IO worked for a family in Elba doing housework and tending four children as well as doing the washing and ironing.  I made four dollars a week and when I got paid I would often buy things for my sister, Elba or others of the family.  I worked for J. Henry Thompson also, he ran a grocery store and the post office.  I usually had the job of tending the children as they had a large family.
I had been dating a boy from Malta, Lorenzo Tracy, while going to high school.  We got married October 26, 1932 in the Logan Temple.  We lived in the Tracy Home place and ran the farm until sprint of 1938 when we moved to a house on the Keough Ranch on the property Lorenzo had bought from the Malta Land and Irrigation Company.  During the early years of our marriage, I was intrigued with various contests advertised on radios so I entered several and won some good prizes.  One was a cook stove.

1923 September 1 Post office appointments in Malta: 

1940 census: 

1943 April 6, SL Telelgram

The Improvement Era - Volume 26 - Page 579 - Google Books Result

 Cassia County book: Images of America:

Book Description

April 13, 2009 Images of America
Cassia County is located in south-central Idaho along the Snake River. It has more pioneer trails going through it than any other county in the United States. Called the "Crossroads of the Pioneers," the area was recognized for its beauty and diversity by California- and Oregon-bound travelers who stayed to develop communities that are as varied as the county's geography. As time and progress came to the area, the railroads, dams, and irrigation played an important part in the development of the county. What was first seen as desert and sagebrush became rich and abundant farmland. Cattle ranching, sheepherding, mining, farming, and industry learned to work together to make this corner of the Wild West prosper.

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About the Author

Valerie K. Bowen is currently the curator of the Cassia County Museum and is a member of the Cassia County Historical Society. She is a California native who developed a love for the history of Cassia County. She attended college in California and Utah and came to Cassia County in 1974. The large collection of photographs in the Cassia County Museum was a fascinating view into the history of her adopted home. Additional photographs were gathered from private collections throughout the area and help tell more of the story of Cassia County.