General Note: Part of the CWA Pioneer Interviews Collection. Title supplied by cataloger. Interviewed by M. Armour. In this interview, Sallie J. Cheairs describes her life in early-day Logan County, Colorado. Moving to Logan County from Mississippi in 1878, she and her husband worked as cattle ranchers with another early-day settler, R.C. Perkins. They also worked as bankers and would become prominent citizens in Sterling later in life. Of note in this interview is her humorous account of building her first residence, which she describes as a "shanty", on top of a nest of rattlesnakes. She also vividly recounts a storm on the prairie in which a lightening bolt struck the stove pipe on the roof of her house while she was cooking a meal in the kitchen.
A portion of this interview appears in Echoes from The Collection, S.1 Ep.6: Dining on the Prairie