Today I introduce you to the legendary Jim Barr. I interviewed Jim on June 13, 2016. We discussed Jim’s time on Craig’s and Stahlman’s Waterfront, the Great Staff Walkout in 1976, the Staff Switch in 1979/1980, Tom Willhite, and, of course, Ernie Ragsdale. Ragsdale-Barr was as much an institution at Boxwell as was Willhite himself. And oh my goodness, the stories! Jim Barr is a story-teller!
Indeed, the interview ran almost three solid hours. There was still so much to talk about, I came back a month later for another two hours.
That’s five hours of Jim Barr stories and history on the record!
Jim’s interviews are ones I need transcribed. To describe Boxwell in the 1970s and 1980s without Barr and Ragsdale is like trying to discuss early U. S. History without Jefferson and Madison; it can’t be done.
Please, help me reach my goal. Contribute to the Boxwell Interview Transcription Project: https://www.gofundme.com/boxwell-history-transcription-project