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The study of World War II Japanese American removal and incarceration remains fresh and interesting, even though it happened decades ago1 Despite the best efforts of those who had been uprooted, deprived of unalienable rights, and held captive against their will for over three years, little redress was to be found for more than a generation. A partial and belated governmental recognition and rectification finally came, but its insufficiency further...
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Interview with Mesa County Libraries production team.
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Interview with Mesa County Libraries production team.
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Interview with Laurence 'Campy' Campton, b. October 27, 1916 and died April 13, 2012. Laurence discusses his time in a P.O.W. camp in WWII, competing in FIBArk in the 50s, and his life and work in Salida, Colorado. Interviewed May 10, 2004.
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Much as the glider program has oftentimes been overlooked by popular culture since the end of the war, so too has the program been largely overlooked by many academic studies of the war. Only a handful of books have been devoted to the glider program and many of those books were memoirs written by the pilots themselves. When looking at the few books devoted entirely to the program, three historical questions come up when looking at the glider program....
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Interview of George Sauer from his high school days through him being a student, then a teacher, a principal, and superintendent of school districts in Colorado.
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Interview with Mesa County Libraries production team.
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Rudi Schnackenberg is interviewed by Tanna Brock, John Weber and Mark McCoy about his time serving in the 10th Mountain Division during World War II.
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Gordy Wren is interviewed by John Weber and Mark McCoy about his time serving in the 10th Mountain Division during World War II.
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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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George Sauer reflects on his career in education and discusses his role as superintendent.
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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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Gordy Wren, Rudi Schnackenberg, and Bob Krear talk about their experience with the 10th Mountain Division during World War II.
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Thomas and Helen Williams, he a Greek immigrant and she the daughter of Greek immigrants, discuss early life in Grand Junction, immigrant life, owning a grocery store, financial hardships due to the Great Depression, and selling ice cream during the summers from a small horse-drawn wagon.
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Richard Henry Gilbert describes his experiences in the Philippines prior to and during the early part of World War II. He also explains his life in a Japanese prisoner of war camp.
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Sven Wiik describes the life experiences that led him to become a renowned cross-country ski coach, the owner of the Scandinavian Lodge in Steamboat Springs, and a member of the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum/Hall of Fame.
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Robin Olds is interviewed by Duncan Craighead and Bill McKelvie about his military career.
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In this interview with Kristin Bostrom, Danny Horne and Bill McKelvie, Wayne Whitecotton describes growing up on a Routt County ranch in the early 20th century. After leaving school at age 13, Wayne made a living as a rancher and coal miner supplementing his food supply by hunting and trapping. He served with General Patton in World War II.
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Local residents Heinz and Ruth Schirr describe their experiences living in World War II Germany and immigrating to Steamboat Springs.
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Veterans Remember is an ongoing project that seeks to collect and document the memories, thoughts, and experiences of U.S. military veterans who live in Mesa County. This interview was conducted on April 20, 2018.