The other Side of the Lake : Stories of Garr Ranch Residents, Antelope Island, from 1930 to 1981
Utah State University
Garr Ranch, located on the southeast corner of Antelope Island, Syracuse, is known for the being the oldest continuously occupied ranch in Utah. The adobe ranch house remaining today was built in 1848 by Mormon pioneer Fielding Garr, who established the Perpetual Emigration Company and began raising sheep and cattle for the purposes of encouraging the migration of Mormon pioneers. Between June and November 1998, the researcher interviewed numerous residents who had, at one time, lived and worked at Garr Ranch and wanted to relate their personal stories of what life was like there. This thesis examines the stories collected and identifies how a sense of place is revealed with intense depth through individuals' stories, defining who they are and how they relate to the world.