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Ica Click talks about life on a homestead in the Kannah Creek area of Mesa County, Colorado in the early Twentieth century. She discusses going to the Purdy Mesa School, social activities, the people of Kannah Creek and Whitewater, homemaking, caring for animals, and home remedies. This recording is made available via signed release by the Mesa County Oral History Project, a collaboration of Mesa County Libraries and the Museums of Western Colorado....
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A former outlaw who worked as a rancher in the Kannah Creek area in the early Twentieth century.
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Is craft beer an art? Head brewers have a profound appreciation for their craft. So we visited several Mesa County breweries and asked if they considered making beer an art. Local breweries featured include Copper Club Brewing Company, Kannah Creek Brewing Company, Palisade Brewing Company, and The Rockslide Brewery and Restaurant.
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A resident of Kannah Creek in Mesa County, Colorado, and member of the Mesa County Historical Society panel who discussed the history of the area on July 24, 1978.
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A resident of Kannah Creek in Mesa County, Colorado, and member of the Mesa County Historical Society panel who discussed the history of the area on July 24, 1978.
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She was born and raised in Mesa County, Colorado. There, she was a school teacher at the Pomona, De Beque, and Kannah Creek Schools before marrying and becoming a housewife.
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Husband of Elizabeth Anderson. Early 20th Century Mesa County, Colorado rancher who lived in the Whitewater, Kannah Creek area.
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Nevada Burford discusses the history of her pioneering parents, who came to Grand Junction in 1882 and homesteaded in Kannah Creek. She also talks about the Handy Chapel and Grand Junction’s early African-American community. 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. *Transcript for Tape 2 of 4 only.
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A school-teacher in the early 20th century. The first school she taught at was up at Escalante, about 28 miles from Delta, and she only had two students. She was from Kannah Creek.
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She was born in Missouri to French immigrants. She married John W. Cox and together they moved to Canon City, Colorado (US Census records show them living there by 1900), where she worked as a housekeeper. Sometime between 1900 and 1903 they moved to Kannah Creek, Colorado, where they homesteaded and raised cattle. She was a homemaker.
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A rancher near Kannah Creek in Mesa County, Colorado who made his money digging the grade for a Denver & Rio Grande rail line. The line was located near Mack, and never used. After digging the grade in the late 1910’s, he had enough money to purchase a large ranch.
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From Illinois. He worked at the offices of the International City Manager’s Association before serving as city manager for Grand Junction, Colorado from 1945 - 1948. He was let go by the city council because of the great expense of his expansion of the Kannah Creek water supply system.
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Lizzy Click talks about her childhood in the 1890's and 1900's on a farm in the Appleton area of Mesa County, Colorado, and about life as a homemaker on a ranch in Kannah Creek. This recording is made available via signed release by the Mesa County Oral History Project, a collaboration of Mesa County Libraries and the Museums of Western Colorado.
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She was born in Utah and moved as a young girl to Grand Junction with her parents. She grew up in Grand Junction, where her father was involved in several enterprises, and in Kannah Creek, where her parents homesteaded. As a child, she belonged to the First Methodist Church in Grand Junction. After she married a sheep rancher named Walter Farmer, they lived in several locations in the Kannah Creek area, struggling to get by until Nevada separated...
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William Raber talks about his family’s ranch in the Kannah Creek area of Mesa County, Colorado, and about the development of reservoirs and water projects, beginning with the city of Grand Junction’s diversion of water from Kannah Creek around 1910. He also talks about traveling by train with cattle that he intended to sell in Los Angeles, and about discrimination that he experienced during World War I as the son of German immigrant. The interview...
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Gertrude Rader talks about the New Deal and its effect on her farm in Loma, Colorado. She then describes at length the migration of Ute tribal members from the Ouray/Silverton area to Eastern Utah every fall in the early Twentieth century, their camping near Rader's childhood home in Kannah Creek, and her observations of the Ute people. She also discusses her family's pioneer history in the Whitewater/Kannah Creek area, her time teaching in rural...
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His father was a German immigrant and his mother was from Nebraska. He was born in South Dakota, and his family moved shorty after to Leadville, Colorado, where his father ran a butcher shop. His family came to Mesa County in 1907 and settled in Kannah Creek. He attended the Purdy Mesa School through the 10th grade. He was a child during World War I and experienced discrimination from a teacher and classmates because his father was from Germany....