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A church active in the Pear Park area of Mesa County in the early Twentieth century.
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An early school district in the Pear Park area that formed in 1895 and administered the Pear Park School. It was absorbed into Mesa County School District 51.
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She was a teacher at Pear Park Elementary School in the Pear Park area of Mesa County, Colorado. She was very influential in her field, and was visited by teachers from around the state who wished to observe her methods. Chatfield Elementary School, on D ½ Road near 32 Road, just next to the old Pear Park Elementary School, was named for her.
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She was a teacher at Pear Park Elementary School in Mesa County, Colorado in the early Twentieth century. The corner of Patterson and 29 Rd. was called the Siess Corner because that was where her parents lived.
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He was born in Indiana to Stephen V. Kettle, a farmer and teamster, and Elizabeth Kettle, a homemaker. He grew up there and in Nebraska. He married Osa Nannette Cox on November 8, 1899. They moved to the Pear Park area of Mesa County, Colorado in 1907, where he grew apples and pears.
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She was born in Missouri to Daniel and Permelia Cox, and grew up on a farm. She married John P. Kettle in Custer County, Nebraska on November 8, 1899. They moved with their family to the Pear Park area of Mesa County, Colorado in 1907. There, they raised peaches and apples. Their move was motivated in part by her respiratory health, and a belief that the drier air of the West would be more beneficial to her. She was a homemaker and a 4-H sewing leader....
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She was born in Nebraska and brought to the Pear Park area of Mesa County, Colorado by her parents at the age of seven months. She grew up on twenty acres set in pear and apple trees along what was then East Grand Avenue (now D ½ Road) at 31 Road. She attended the Pear Park School from 1912 to 1920, and then Grand Junction High School from 1920 to 1924. She was a member of a local 4-H club, and learned how to sew from her mother, who was a 4-H sewing...
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Thelma Moore talks about her youth on a fruit farm in Pear Park, life in early Grand Junction, her involvement in 4-H clubs, the Locust Ranch fruit growing operation in Clifton, and the other members of the Kettle family to settle in that area. She discusses her career as a seamstress and work making drapes, county extension work with quilters, craft competitions at the Mesa County Fair, and chautauquas and variety shows. She also goes into her life...
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In a two-part interview carried out over two days, Howard Shults talks about his experiences as a rancher and auctioneer on Colorado’s Western Slope. In part one, he talks about the arrival of his parents in Mesa County in 1903, their teaching careers at Pear Park and in Fruita, and his father’s move to a career as an auctioneer. He speaks about his childhood in Grand Junction and Collbran, his graduation from Grand Junction High School in 1923,...
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She was born in Nebraska to Frank A. Berg and Mary Berg, Swedish immigrants. They moved to a homestead in the Highpoint area north of Fruita, Colorado in 1894, just after the Panic of 1893. Emma was two years old. Her father planted fruit orchards. In addition to their fruit orchard, her family had dairy interests and delivered butter to various customers. Nagel also sold butter from a milk-products cart (25¢ per pound of butter or gallon of buttermilk)....
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Fruitvale School District 28, originally part of Allen District 13, was founded in 1895. The District constructed a one-room school house in 1897, and a larger school house sometime between then and 1917. In 1911, the District added a high school curriculum, and then a junior high curriculum in 1915. It enlisted the help of the WPA to build a high school in 1936. In 1946, the Fruitvale District consolidated with Clifton District 43 and Pear Park District...
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He was a coal miner from Scotland who settled in the Rockville, Colorado, where he was a coal miner. US Census records indicate that he came to the United States in 1882, when he was 25. As a union member, he became involved in a fiercely contested strike between workers, non-union workers, and the CF&I Railroad, owners of the coal mine. As his daughter-in-law and oral history interviewee Ann (Reese) Stokes tells it, a “Ludlow kind of massacre”...
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He was born in Salem, Missouri to Francis Marion Shults and Levina (Wempler) Shults. His father was a farmer and his mother was a homemaker. He grew up in Salem and Springfield, where he attended a teacher's college. He took a teaching position at the Loma School in Mesa County, Colorado in 1902. He worked as a schoolteacher in Pear Park from 1903-1904. He married fellow Pear Park teacher Daisy De Genira Hosey, also from Missouri, on February...
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He was born to Walter Stokes and Catherine (Dewar) Stokes, Scottish immigrants, in Coal Creek, Colorado. His family moved to Pear Park sometime around 1890 and he attended the Pear Park School, where his father tried his hand at farming. US Census records show that Walter had lived in Mesa County with his mother where he worked as a farm laborer in 1900. Sometime shortly after that, the family moved to Palisade. There, they ran the Stokes Coal Mine,...
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She was born on a farm in Clifton, Colorado to Robert Louis Strain and Edith (Burns) Strain. She attended Clifton Elementary School, Grand Junction High School, and Mesa College (now Colorado Mesa University). She grew up in the Methodist Church. She worked as the “traveling secretary” for Mesa County School District 51, driving between schools such as Pear Park Elementary, Central High School and others, where she gathered lunch money and prepared...
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Daisy G. (Hosey) Shults was born in Springfield, Missouri to James Newell Hosey and De Genira Hosey. Her father was a Union Civil War veteran who fought for the Pennsylvania 78 Infantry. He was also a farmer. Her mother was a homemaker. She attended a teacher's college in Springfield, where she met her future husband James Shults. She moved to Mesa County, Colorado in 1902 and taught at the Pear Park School. She married James on February 25, 1904....
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She was born to Chalmer and Mabel Hargis in Ovid, Colorado. The family moved to California shortly after her birth, but missed true winters and so returned to Colorado. Margaret grew up in the Fruitvale area of Mesa County. She attended the Fruitvale School and graduated from the Ross Business College. She became a bookkeeper for Up-To-Date Cleaners, a job she kept for 40 years. U.S. Census records from 1940 show her occupation as housekeeper. She...
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She was born in Knoxville, TN and moved to Mesa County, Colorado in 1906, when she was eight years old. Her father, Gentry L. Key, was advised to move to the West for his health. She went to school at Pear Park Elementary. Her father died when she was quite young and her mother bought a five acre tract of land. As a result, Ruth and her siblings took any sort of seasonal agricultural work that was offered, including tending the smudge pots for local...