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Founder of the first Christian Science Church in Grand Junction. It was called Carpenter Hall, located on North 1st Street.
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The first Christian Science church in Grand Junction, Colorado was founded by Mrs. W.T. Carpenter in the late Nineteenth or early Twentieth century. Originally called Carpenter Hall, it was initially located on North First Street. The church then moved to 535 N 7th Street. The building on 7th Street is currently for sale, but the church still maintains a reading room at 113 N 6th Street.
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Real estate appraisal card. 217 E. Sackett Avenue, lots 9 + 1/2 of 8, block 3, in Salida, Colorado. This house was built between 1898 and 1904. Leo Welch, a machinist with Denver & Rio Grande Railroad, lived here in 1910. He had married Pearl B. Welch in 1900. Mr. and Mrs. Welch were both born in Texas in 1879. By 1920, Thomas and Elizabeth Kennedy, both Canadian-English immigrants, lived at this house. Thomas Kennedy was born in Ship Harbor,...
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Ernest W. Hicks talks about early life in Missouri and in Egypt, where his father was a missionary. He also discusses his work as a carpenter in Mesa County, Colorado, his passion for crafting muzzle-loading rifles and hunting, and his friendship with the artist Harold Bryant. Harriett Hicks talks about her work in the Kuner Canning Company in Appleton. The interview was conducted by the Mesa County Oral History Project, a collaboration of Mesa County...
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He was born in Iowa City, Iowa, lived in Lincoln, Nebraska and moved with his wife and family to the Four Corners area of Orchard Mesa (now part of Grand Junction, Colorado) in the 1890’s. He was a carpenter who built several early houses in Orchard Mesa. He later became a salesman and eventually a manager who ran the hardware department in the basement of the Fair Store. He married Agnes Kesera in the 1880s. He bought a car in 1915, but didn’t...
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He was born in Montana and went to high school in Grand Junction, Colorado. He went to Western Colorado University (then Western State College), where he became knowledgeable about the Little Book Cliff Railway and the town of Carpenter. He delivered a lecture on the Little Book Cliff Railway to the Mesa County Historical Society in November 1979. At that time, he was a resident of Gunnison, Colorado. Along with Robert W. McLeod, he published the...
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Verso: "Mom [Sophie Knight] and Clara Clark on Gilman dump" "I can't say Gilman was the cleanest town in the county. There was no county landfill or garbage trucks. The town of Gilman picked up the garbage and hauled it over to a dump site back of the carpenter shop that ran all the way from the top of the mountain down throught the side of the mountain clear to the river below. There was everything dumped over the side of the hill and down the slope....
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Real estate appraisal card. 225 D Street, lots 14-17, block 29, in Salida, Colorado. This house was built in 1885, according to Chaffee County Assessor records. William M. Henderson and Nettie Henderson lived at this address in 1903. William was a repairman for D&RG. Andrew Tubbs, a laborer, lived here by 1906. He married Anna in 1894. Andrew was born in Pennsylvania in 1863 and Anna was born in New York in 1869. By 1910 Andrew was working...
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Real estate appraisal card. 227 E. Sackett Avenue, lots 7 + 1/2 of 8, block 3, in Salida, Colorado. This house was built between 1898 and 1904. In 1906, David C. Kern, a carpenter for the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad, lived at this house. He was born in Ohio in 1868. His wife, Eva W. Kern, was born in Missouri in 1869. They were married in 1888. The couple had a daughter, Crystal M. Kern, who was born in Kansas in 1893. By 1910, they had moved...
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Real estate appraisal card. 224 D Street, lots 6-7, block 30, in Salida, Colorado. This house was erected in 1900 according to the Chaffee County Assessor. Charles "Charlie" B. Chapman, a carpenter, lived at this house in 1903-04. Gharles was born in Missouri in 1865. The 1900 US Census showed Chapman living with his wife, Octavia J., who was born in 1869 in Missouri. The Salida address was not given in that year. Clay Davidson was a roomer with...
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In this interview with Bill McKelvie, Robert James "Bob" Gilbert talks about his school experiences, Mount Harris history, and his work in an automobile body shop. He expresses his hopes for the future of the Routt County economy and the value of education.
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Robert James "Bob' Gilbert describes his upbringing in Routt County and Denver. After serving time in World War II, Bob retured to Oak Creek where he worked on automobile bodies and repairs.
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Dudley Mitchell talks about his jobs as car distributor, bill clerk and chief clerk for the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad. He also discusses Grand Junction’s local mines and mining-related railroads. 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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Farrington "Ferry" Carpenter describes his experiences as a cattle rancher, lawyer, and recommends that interviewers Barbara Muhme and Debbie Green visit Routt County Court to learn about court proceedings.
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Bill Wallace talks about his family's pioneer ranching history in Cisco, Utah, about taking cattle by train to Kansas City, and about different ranches and people of Grand County, Utah. He also discusses petrified turtles that were discovered in the building of I-70, and Native American artifacts and sites such as the Owl Rock near the old Turner Ranch. The interview was conducted by the Mesa County Oral History Project, a collaboration of Mesa County...
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Vern Wood discusses his life as an early Mesa County resident, homesteader in Pinon Mesa, and cattle rancher on Glade Park. Wood and his wife Bernice also discuss the building of the Serpent’s Trail on the Colorado National Monument, life at local schools, country dances on Glade Park, transportation methods, and murder scandals that occurred around Glade Park. The interview was conducted by the Mesa County Oral History Project, a collaboration...
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Harold Zimmerman describes packing fruit during harvest time in the Clifton area, spraying for codling moths, the end of early apple farming in the valley, the train of wagons used to haul fruit on the Midland Trail at harvest time and about a flash flood that devastated Cross Orchards and destroyed 31 Road. He also talks about his career in bookkeeping for Mesa County Valley School District 51 and other organizations, the run on local banks during...
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Joseph John Egger discusses his family’s history in Mesa County, and Mesa County agriculture in the late Nineteenth and early Twentieth centuries. 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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Wayne Aspinall describes his boyhood in Palisade, Colorado, his education at Mt. Lincoln School and the University of Denver, and his career as a schoolteacher, fruit farmer, lawyer, and U.S. Congressman. 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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Farrington Carpenter describes his experiences as a cattle rancher, lawyer, and school board president in Routt County in this interview with Guy Stees and Debby Smith.