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He was an immigrant from the Netherlands who came to the Grand Valley in 1911. He was a fruit grower and farmer, working for himself and others, in the Hunter District, Appleton, Fruitvale, and other areas of the Grand Valley.
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Early 20th century resident of Mesa County's Hunter District, east of Fruita, near 21 and J Roads. He and his wife Nancy (Renwick) Stanton grew apples.
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Homemaker on the Hunter Ranch, which she settled with her husband, James "J.B." Baker Hunter. The Hunter Ranch was on an area east of Fruita that later became known as the Hunter District.
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An early 20th century resident of Mesa County's Hunter District, and of the Appleton area. She was a mail carrier for the Highline District and she and her husband grew apples. Mother of Nancy Margaret (Peggy) Saxton.
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Nancy (Renwick) Saxton and her daughter, Nancy Margaret "Peggy" Saxton, discuss Nancy's career as a female letter carrier in the Grand Valley, and the farming history of their family in both Appleton and the Hunter District. 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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The Rhone School District served the Rhone area just east of Fruita, and south of the Hunter District, prior to 1904. It administered the Rhone School. In 1904, it became part of the Union High School District, which fed Fruita High School. This district, in turn, became part of Mesa County Valley School District 51 in 1951. *Information for this article came from "In the Beginning... A History of the Districts and Schools that became Mesa County...
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He moved with his family from Florida to land east of Fruita in [1881?], where they established the Hunter Ranch. The area comprising the Hunter Ranch later became known as the Hunter District. He and his grandson developed a vein of coal near Mt. Garfield that he could see from his home on the Hunter Ranch. The mine that he developed was called the Hunter Mine.
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Sisters Ana Mcginley and Mae Plunkett describe in detail their household life and childhood growing up on a homestead in the Hunter District of Mesa County, Colorado, with an account of household furnishings, chores, and leisure activities. They also talk about the growth of Grand Junction and of North Avenue as a main thoroughfare, time spent on the Colorado National Monument, Mesa County Fairs, and the Interurban rail line. The interview was conducted...
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Her parents Annie and John McGinley homesteaded in the Hunter District outside of Fruita, Colorado in the late 19th century. After her mother passed, she worked as homemaker, and then as a clerk for the Fair Store in Grand Junction. She also worked at the Sears Store in Grand Junction and at J.C. Penney. She kept house for a woman named Virginia Wallace for several years. She was married in 1926.
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Lucille Mahannah, an early education and civic leader in Mesa County, describes her early life on the Hunter Ranch, a ranch established by her family in what later became the Hunter District. She also talks about her career in education as a teacher and as the Mesa County Superintendent of Schools. The interview was conducted by the Mesa County Oral History Project, a collaboration of Mesa County Libraries and the Museums of Western Colorado. Note:...
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A California inmate in San Quentin Prison who was paroled by his mother into the supervision of Charles Lumley in Mesa County. With the help of two fellow parolees, Tommy Humotoff and Otis Slane, he started the COPECO dance hall in the 1920s, in an old barn and packing shed owned by his mother. The facility had been used previously by Elmer Craven for his COPECO fruit growing business in the Hunter District. Sadler frequented the Biltmore gambling...
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She grew up on the Hunter Ranch, established by her grandparents in 1880 near Fruita, Colorado (this area later became known as the Hunter District). She pursued a college education at different institutions over many years, and received her AB Degree from Western State College. While her husband served in the Army during World War I, she improved on their mining claim in the Gateway area. She also assisted her father with the management of...
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Early Twentieth century Appleton resident and teacher. Friend of the Corn family. Her mother was Nancy (Renwick) Saxton.
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Neil Straayer describes his immigrant journey from the Netherlands to Grand Junction, Colorado in 1911, and his struggle to learn English upon arrival. He also discusses apple farming and peach farming in Appleton, Fruitvale, and other areas of the Grand Valley. 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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Anna McGinley talks about teaching at the Hunter School in early day Mesa County. She and her sister Mae Plunkett also talk about their school days and about the lives of their parents John and Theresa McGinley, who were immigrants and Mesa County pioneers. 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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Rose and Morgan Goss discuss the early settlement of Grand Junction and Fruita, Colorado, and agricultural life in the Appleton area. The interview was conducted by the Mesa County Oral History Project, a collaboration of Mesa County Libraries and the Museums of Western Colorado.