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Early Grand Junction surgeon Dr. Everett H. Munro describes his memories and experiences with early Mesa County doctors, and with members of the Mesa County Medical Society.
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Evelyn Lee Beatty describes her career as one of the first public health nurses in Colorado, including her education, and her employment with Mesa County School District 51 and the Mesa County Health Department. 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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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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Dr. Everett Munro discusses his career as the City Health Officer for Grand Junction, beginning in 1922, the vaccination and sanitation campaign against smallpox and diphtheria, and both his research on silicosis and advocacy for uranium workers. 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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Dr. Addie Russell Maynard discusses her family life, her schooling during youth, and experiences as an osteopathic doctor and schoolteacher in Mesa County, Colorado. 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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Bee Randolph discusses her life in nursing, including her time in nursing school, her career at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction, Colorado, and being the first nurse at Colorado Mesa University. She also talks extensively about providing health services to migrant laborers in Palisade in the 1950’s. The interview was conducted by the Mesa County Oral History Project, a collaboration of Mesa County Libraries, the Museums of Western Colorado...
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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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Alice Olsen discusses her training as a nurse at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction, Colorado, her subsequent career at the Glenwood Hospital in Glenwood Springs, and early doctors in the area. She also talks about her childhood in Palisade and about her family’s activities and traditions. 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...
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Dr. Addie (Russell) Maynard tells stories of her life as an osteopathic doctor in Mesa County, Colorado, including a time when she helped a woman give birth on a train with barely any supplies. She also touches on the social life in Grand Junction when she was a child, changes throughout the years in the practice of medicine, and the various medical resources available to early Mesa County residents. The interview was conducted by the Mesa County...
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Anna Foster describes the history of her family, her life as a school teacher, and the history of the town of Mesa, Colorado. 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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Winifred Bull discusses her education in Grand Junction’s schools, her career teaching Latin at Grand Junction High School, the medical career of her father, Dr. Heman R. Bull, the life of her uncle Edwin Price (founder of Grand Junction’s first newspaper), and the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918-19. The interview was conducted by the Mesa County Oral History Project, a collaboration of Mesa County Libraries, the Museums of Western Colorado and the...
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Craig Aupperle, longtime resident of Grand Junction, describes the traveling salesmen that came through town and the circuses that performed on the old hospital grounds. He also talks about early doctors in the Grand Valley, early sawmills on Pinyon Mesa, freight wagons, deer hunting, and high school sports. 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 Evans discusses growing up in Collbran, Colorado and receiving her business degree from the Hoel-Ross Business College in Grand Junction. She describes the social life in Grand Junction in and around Main Street, and recalls details about the prominent members of Mesa County, railroad workers, local business owners, and characters who lived and worked in the area. The interview was conducted by the Mesa County Oral History Project, a collaboration...
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Glenn McFall talks about his various jobs around Mesa County and about witnessing the unveiling of Christo’s Valley Curtain installation in Rifle Gap. He also discusses fishing and battling snow storms on the Grand Mesa, the deer population around Mesa County, his experiences during childhood growing up in Clifton, the old Midland Trail automobile route, drinking and making bootleg whiskey, Italian-Americans making bootleg wine, the Book Cliff Railway,...
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Dr. Everett Munro discusses his service in the U.S. Army’s medical reserves during World War I, early vaccination campaigns in Grand Junction, life as a rural doctor doing house calls, and other aspects of early Mesa County history. 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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Manuscript written by Johana Bird Whisenant. Johana discusses her family and growing up in Salida, Colorado.
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Dr. Earl Dean "Pinky" Smith talks about being a Veterinarian in Steamboat Springs, and his love for animals. Also includes the poem "Mountains" by Anna Bowie May.
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A KOTO radio show, in Telluride, Colorado. Dates of the tracks vary, and most tracks were approximately 1983 or 1984. This is part I of public commentaries and opinions. Total length is about 1 hour 15 minutes. Tracks include: 1. Dance registration with Jeri McAndrews. 2. Food Coop report with Mary Cal Hollis. 3. Linda Miller on the upcoming election. 4. Joe Crain: clean-up Telluride. 5. Mike Farrell on the San Juan race to raise funds for skiers. 6....
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Interview with Irene Budd, b. April 12, 1917 and died Aug. 22, 2012. Irene discusses her struggle with tuberculosis, and raising two kids in Salida, Colorado.
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A KOTO reel-to-reel newscast recording, from September and October of 1977 until August of 1978. Total length is about 1 hour, 37 minutes. Tracks include: 1. Pat O'Boyle on chemical spill in Lawson Hill, 8/5/78. 2. Opening Arts & Humanities Art Show: Interview with Meager, 8/77. 3. Jazz Festival 1977: Interview with Nick Tertenjak and other folks, 8/77. 4. Interview with Pat Lamb, new owner/editor of Telluride Times, 9/23/77. 5. Interview...