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She was a migrant worker who lived in La Colonia (in what is now Las Colonias). Her children attended the Emerson School. She and her husband Albert became the head bakers of Holsum Bread. They had a daughter named Hope.
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He was a migrant worker who lived in La Colonia (in what is now Las Colonias). His children attended the Emerson School. He and his wife Lupe became the head bakers of Holsum Bread. They had a daughter named Hope.
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Truant officer for Grand Junction in his older years. He coordinated his efforts with Dorothy Tindall to get the children of the migrant workers who lived at La Colonia (in what is now Las Colonias) to attend school more often.
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She was a school nurse who worked with the children of migrant workers living in La Colonia (the original housing settlement from which Las Colonias gets its name), helping them with conditions like lice and basic hygiene.
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Dominick Arcieri talks about the experience of his Italian immigrant family in Mesa County, Colorado, and in general about the immigrant experience there. He also talks about his family's farm and his father's work raising tomatoes in the Las Colonias area for the Curry Canning Company. 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 Grand Junction, Colorado to William Wesley Taylor and Helen (Booker) Taylor. Her father was one of the main caretakers and officials of the Handy Chapel, Grand Junction's historically Black church. Her mother was a homemaker. 1930 US Census records indicate that they lived at 817 Kimball Avenue in the Las Colonias neighborhood, when she was six. The same census shows her father working as a porter in a barber shop. Josephine attended...
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Evelyn Lee Beatty describes her career as one of the first public health nurses in Colorado, including her education, and her employment with Mesa County School District 51 and the Mesa County Health Department. 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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Dorothy Tindall talks about the early days of Whitewater, Colorado as a rail center for cattle and stock. She speaks about the administrative organization of schools prior to the consolidation of Mesa County School District 51, her development of Mesa County’s first school hot lunch program at the Star School, games kids played at recess, about her work educating the children of migrant laborers who lived in La Colonia, and her role in the development...