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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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Lucille Mahannah talks about her service as the first female caseworker in the U.S. Army. She also touches on her husband’s military service during World War I, on managing the Hunter Coal Mine for her father, and her time as the Public Welfare Director for the Civilian Conservation Corps. 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...
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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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An early resident of Whitewater, Colorado. His parents owned one of the largest businesses in Whitewater in the early Twentieth century. It supplied nearly all of the food for the Gateway area that was beginning to develop its mineral resources. He worked in the general store owned by his father, Eli Mahanna, in Whitewater that catered to miners in the late Nineteenth and early Twentieth centuries. He attended Chicago University and was the...
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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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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.