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Interview with Wendell Hutchinson, born September 25, 1924 and died September 20, 2014. Wendell discusses going to Salida High School and the teachers and coaches, meeting his future wife, Sue Swallow, and who his influences were in deciding to become a veterinarian.
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Una Hogue's biographical sketches of the Ute tribe, and Ouray, Chipeta, and Shavano, in particular. This statement is part of the Thomas A. Nevens Papers.
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From the meeting of the Chaffee County Historical Society at McCray School from June 2, 1942. Notes on the Statements of Joe Cuenin and Arthur Hutchinson. These statements are part of the Thomas A. Nevens Papers.
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An aerial view of Ouray, Colorado
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Colorado's " Million Dollar" scenic Highway through San Juan Rockies, color postcard.
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A color postcard with four red flowers and leaves.
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Photograph of monument to Chief Ouray and Chipeta.
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Monument to Ouray and Chipeta near Ouray Spring on Million Dollar Highway
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Turks Head and Molas Lake, Chief Ouray Highway.
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The Tunnel, Chief Ouray Highway.
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Memorial to Chief Ouray, Montrose, Colorado.
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Four radio plays written by Wilson Rockwell, based in part on short histories he wrote for his book Sunset Slope, and broadcast in the Grand Junction area on KREX during the late 1950’s or early 1960’s. The programs include: Episode 13 – The Escape (0:00), Episode 14 – The Meeker Massacre (12:48), Episode 15 – The Ambush (28:34), Episode 16 – Professional Killer (42:46). These broadcasts are made available via signed release by the Mesa...
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William “Mose” Burkitt and Estella (Gavin) Taylor discuss the early history of Fruita, Colorado and Mesa County. The interview was conducted by the Mesa County Oral History Project, a collaboration of Mesa County Libraries and the Museums of Western Colorado.
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To mark the centennial celebration of the town of Grand Junction, Colorado in 1981, the Mesa County Oral History Project wrote and recorded several radio plays about local history. Beginning on September 26, 1981, local radio stations KSTR, KREX-AM, KREX-FM, and KMSA broadcast the plays. Authors of the plays used interviews recorded by the Mesa County Oral History Project as inspiration. This archival recording contains the play Annual Ute Visitation. This...
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Early Mesa County resident Joseph John Egger describes his travels to the Grand Valley area, the Colorado National Monument, the differences he perceived between Utes and Navajos, and information about Chief Ouray and Chipeta. This recording is made available via signed release by the Mesa County Oral History Project, a collaboration of Mesa County Libraries and the Museums of Western Colorado.
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In a tape-recorded lecture, Al Look talks about the tensions between White River Utes and US Government troops overseen by Nathan Meeker that led to the Meeker Massacre. This recording is made available via signed release by the Mesa County Oral History Project, a collaboration of Mesa County Libraries and the Museums of Western Colorado.