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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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Glenn McFall discusses downtown businesses and business owners in Grand Junction, Colorado, as well as the shoe store he worked at for nine years, McConnell-Lowes. Glenn also talks about the involvement of the Ku Klux Klan in the Grand Valley area, the Mesa County Pest House and Smallpox outbreaks, the social scene and where people went to go dancing, the Mesa County Fair, horse racing and gambling, bailing rowdy cowboys out of the local jail, Eddie...
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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.
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Ted Winterburn talks about early rail transportation in the Grand Valley, including the Interurban line that connected Grand Junction and Fruita and the separate Grand Junction streetcar line that ran within the city. He also discusses the early history of the Grand Junction Lion's Club and people and places in Grand Junction’s history. The interview was conducted by the Mesa County Oral History Project, a collaboration of Mesa County Libraries...
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To mark the centennial celebration of the town of Grand Junction, Colorado in 1981, the Mesa County Oral History Project wrote and recorded several radio plays about local history. Beginning on September 26, 1981, local radio stations KSTR, KREX-AM, KREX-FM, and KMSA broadcast the plays. Authors of the plays used interviews recorded by the Mesa County Oral History Project as inspiration. This archival recording contains the play Glimpses of Old Grand...
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To mark the centennial celebration of the town of Grand Junction, Colorado in 1981, the Mesa County Oral History Project wrote and recorded several radio plays about local history. Beginning on September 26, 1981, local radio stations KSTR, KREX-AM, KREX-FM, and KMSA broadcast the plays. Authors of the plays used interviews recorded by the Mesa County Oral History Project as inspiration. This archival recording contains the play Dr. Edward Everett...
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A pioneer doctor in Grand Junction. He moved with his wife to the Western Slope because he suffered from tuberculosis, and believed that someone in his condition should be in a dry climate and outdoors no matter the weather. They moved first to the Crawford Addition, then to a location near the Masonic Temple, and then to 1130 Chipeta Avenue. He was known as an eccentric, who, as his granddaughter Linamae Smith Biggs says, was rough on his patients,...
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Remains of the Sherwood quarry drum and pulley structure on the Horn Ranch property in Red Canyon. The drum is visible from I-70. Stone from this quarry was used to build the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver. "The archive of the Colorado Historical Museum offers a bit more information about the quarry site. A typewritten transcript titled 'Memories of Eagle County in the 1880s,' authored by Amy M. Bowen, the daughter of Avon area homesteader John...
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Remains of the Sherwood quarry drum and pulley structure on the Horn Ranch property in Red Canyon. The drum is visible from I-70. Stone from this quarry was used to build the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver. "The archive of the Colorado Historical Museum offers a bit more information about the quarry site. A typewritten transcript titled 'Memories of Eagle County in the 1880s,' authored by Amy M. Bowen, the daughter of Avon area homesteader John...
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Lewis Phillips, Bud Hurd, and Joe Blandford describe the history of three Routt County cemeteries: Yampa Cemetery, Hahns Peak Cemetery, and Elk Mountain Cemetery.
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Olive Jean (Mann) Gordon discusses the early buildings, businesses and people of Grand Junction, 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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Artist Cecilia Cardman talks about her struggles with the English language and her experience in public schools as a young immigrant from Italy, and about her higher education in both Italy and in Boulder at the University of Colorado. She speaks about teaching art at early Mesa College and what the college was like at that time. She describes the “topnotch” teachers she had at Grand Junction High School. She discusses leaving her teaching career...
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In 2020, Vail Rotary Club celebrated its 50th anniversary of service to Eagle County, Colorado and the world community. Tony Mauro, the "Voice of Vail," interviewed several early and otherwise instrumental members of Vail Rotary Club including: Larry Agneberg, Chris Aubel, Gary Gilman, Reggie O'Brian, Dr. Kent Petrie, Sue Rychel, Jerry Sibley, Jan Strauch, Penny Wilson, and Bill Wilto. Others interviewed in this Vail Rotary Club oral history...
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Former state and federal game warden John Duncan Hart talks about wildlife management in the Grand River Game Bird Refuge and with the Department of Fish and Game, and discusses the populations and habits of certain bird and animal species. He recounts a run-in with John Otto over orders to cull the bison and elk herds Otto had introduced to the Colorado National Monument. He talks about the painter Harold Bryant, his hunting and habits. He also discusses...
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News Archive #17: A KOTO News Archive #17, from June 1978 until July 1979. Featuring Stephanie Shandera, Rita Robinson, & Jerry Greene. See transcription for time stamps links, to jump between tracks. Tracks include: 1.) Richard Height of the Colorado Humanities’ program talks about what the program funds and upcoming workshops. 2.) Rita Robinson discusses upcoming jogging race in Montrose: 6/1978. 3.) Rita Robinson interviews The Rainbow Traveling...
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