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Art Adams is interviewed by his grandson, J.D. Adams about growing up and working in Routt County. Art's wife, Veronica, briefly participates in the interview as well.
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Glenn Werner is interviewed by Scot Anderson and Danny Horne about his life on a Routt County ranch.
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Glenn Werner is interviewed by Scot Anderson and Danny Horne about his life on a Routt County ranch.
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Katherene Davis Harwig is interviewed by Kirk Williams and Tanna Brock about the history and management of Harwigs Saddlery and Western Wear.
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Lydia (Sitzman) Parker, a nurse practitioner in Telluride, Colorado, describes her experiences in medicine and those of her husband, Joseph James Parker, a medical doctor in Telluride and Grand Junction. 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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W.L. “Windy” Martin discusses coming to Grand Junction, Colorado in the early 1930’s while working for a tent show named Fred G. Brunk’s Comedians. He talks about his time working for the traveling show, the types of crowds for whom they performed, how to care for a tent show during bad weather, and the different plays they liked to perform. The interview was conducted by the Mesa County Oral History Project, a collaboration of Mesa County...
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Darwin Burford discusses growing up in Whitewater, Colorado in the early Twentieth century, and going to school in Mesa County, Colorado. Darwin talks about the early narrow gauge railroad that serviced Mesa County, about the Barnum and Bailey Circus, daily childhood chores, playing cribbage as a family, and his argument with John Otto. The interview was conducted by the Mesa County Oral History Project, a collaboration of Mesa County Libraries,...
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Morgan Goss describes his days as a cowboy, including daily tasks on a ranch, driving cattle long distances and bull riding. He also talks about his dating and social life, Fruita’s Cowpuncher’s Reunion, riding the Interurban, and farming during the Depression Era. The interview was conducted by the Mesa County Oral History Project, a collaboration of Mesa County Libraries, the Museums of Western Colorado and the Mesa County Historical Society....
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Earl Bedell is interviewed by Roger Muhme, Ken Bangs and Roger Bedell about growing up at Hahn's Peak during the early twentieth century.
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Earl Bedell is interviewed by Roger Muhme, Ken Bangs and Roger Bedell about growing up at Hahn's Peak during the early twentieth century.
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Dr. Henry “H.H.” Zeigel and Eleanor Harris describe their experiences founding and operating the Plateau Valley Hospital in Collbran, Colorado. 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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Dorothy Beard discusses her career as a pharmacist (following the family trade), and talks about sheep ranching with her husband. The interview was conducted by the Mesa County Oral History Project, a collaboration of Mesa County Libraries, the Museums of Western Colorado and the Mesa County Historical Society.
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Armand de Beque describes the early days of his father, W.A.E. De Beque, as one of the founders of De Beque, Colorado. He also talks about the cattle ranching business, local legends of the valley, oil rigs in the area, and sheep and cattle ranching wars. The interview was conducted by the Mesa County Oral History Project, a collaboration of Mesa County Libraries, the Museums of Western Colorado and the Mesa County Historical Society.
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Samuel Joseph "Sam" McBride describes his early years and his 38 year mining career in Routt County in this interview with Roger Muhme and Bill McKelvie
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In this interview with Dany Gandoly and Tanna (Eck) Brock Elisabeth Schnackenberg describes her life in Germany during and after World War I. She goes on to tell about her family's immigration to the United States and eventual settling in Steamboat Springs.
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Daily Sentinel writer William “Bill” Nelson talks about the history of the Grand Valley irrigation system during the early days of Mesa County. Nelson describes how water projects were developed, how water is doled out to people in the area, and specific water rights. He also discusses his family life, community activism, his father’s failing businesses during the Great Depression, and experiencing surgery on his retina. The interview was conducted...
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Carl Ramunno recounts his life and discusses coaching wrestling for Steamboat Springs High School.
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Earl Bedell describes growing up in Hahn's Peak early in the twentieth century.
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Harry Peck was the grandson of Routt County pioneers Harry B. Peck and Emma Hall. Harry and his father, Ray Peck, both worked for the United States Forest Service in the Grand Mesa National Forest, and he describes their experiences there. He also talks about helping John Otto with trail-breaking on the Grand Mesa. The interview was conducted by the Mesa County Oral History Project, a collaboration of Mesa County Libraries and the Museums of Western...
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Samuel Joseph "Sam" McBride describes his early years and his 38 year mining career in Routt County. He provides a comprehensive picture of the changes in coal mining and the need for and formation of mining labor unions.