Monday, July 13, 2009

Work in Arizona

Hello Dear Reader,
Grandpa (Wes) Carter was able to save a little money and decided to go to Fort Huachuca, Arizona where carpenters were being hired for construction of a new army camp. He pooled his resources with Don Davis, Ren Barney, and Verl Croft who had all worked with him at the power plant and they left Provo in Ren Barney's car for Arizona.

Fort Huachuca is located below Tucson on the Mexican border. When these men arrived they got work immediately. Wes’s starting wage was $70.00 a week—people back home could hardly imagine that that amount of money could or would be paid a carpenter. While he was in Provo he thought $20 a week was a lot.
Aunt Genni

1 comment:

Darcy said...

grandpa certainly did work hard through out his life.