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Mike Mayfield, the former curator of the Museums of Western Colorado, talks about the importance of museums in a radio interview with Al Look. Al Look then discusses petrified dinosaur eggs found in Colorado on a radio show called the Local Scene. Look also talks about the Hopi Snake Dance. This recording is made available via signed release by the Mesa County Oral History Project, a collaboration of Mesa County Libraries, the Museums of Western Colorado...
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Al Look talks about the stegosaurus, brachiosaurus, and other dinosaurs discovered in fossil digs in Mesa County and Western Colorado. He also interviews a Mr. Bank about his experiences with the Navajo Indians (39:15). Mr. Look then gives a lecture about ancient Puebloan cultures of the Southwest (47:53). This recording is made available via signed release by the Mesa County Oral History Project, a collaboration of Mesa County Libraries, the Museums...
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Grand Junction, Colorado newspaper columnist, amateur historian, geologist and paleontologist Al Look discusses Grand Junction personalities such as Walter Walker and William J. Moyer, pre-radio reporting of World Series scores and boxing matches, and other aspects of Mesa County history. This interview is made available via signed release by the Mesa County Oral History Project, a collaboration of Mesa County Libraries, the Museums of Western Colorado...
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Al Look speaks to an unidentified audience about dinosaurs, mammals, and the geology and natural history of the Mesa County area (0:00). He also appears on a radio show called the Local Scene with the Taylor brothers (possibly on KREX), discussing the Western Slope’s uranium boom of the 1950’s (1:00:08). He then speaks to another unidentified audience (possibly the Mesa County Historical Society) about dinosaurs, and about the geology and natural...
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A holiday on June 16, 1972 named for Al Look by the city of Grand Junction.
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During an interview that was broadcast on KEXO radio, Al Look and Larry Leach discuss evidence of the Fremont and Basket-Maker Cultures at a dig in Paradox Valley. Collins also interviews Look about finds at a dinosaur dig near Fruita, Colorado (28:53). Collins then interviews Look during a segment featuring Look as the Personality of the Week (42:17). This recording is made available via signed release by the Mesa County Oral History Project, a collaboration...
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Al Look discusses his career as an advertising agent and columnist for the Grand Junction Daily News and The Daily Sentinel newspapers. He also talks about the Sentinel's history and employees. 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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In two speeches, Al Look discusses archaeological evidence of ancient American Indian cultures in Colorado and the Southwest. This recording is made available via signed release 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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Al Look and Museums of Western Colorado curator Mike Mayfield talk about the Hopi Indian snake dance from the Hopi Room at the Museums of Western Colorado, during a television program on KCTV Channel 8 called the Contemporary Scene. Then, Judge Harold Moss and Al Look speak during the dedication of the Museum’s Ruth Smith Room (30:30). This recording is made available via signed release by the Mesa County Oral History Project, a collaboration of...
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A series of radio interviews on a show called the Local Scene (on an unidentified radio network, possibly KREX) with Grand Junction newspaper columnist, amateur historian, geologist and paleontologist Al Look. Look discusses the geology and archaeology of Mesa County, the geologic history of the Colorado National Monument, and local personalities Harold Bryant and John Otto. These broadcasts are made available via signed release by the Mesa County...
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During a speech to the Fruitvale Lions Club of Mesa County, Colorado, Al Look discourses on all manner of subjects related to Colorado History, including the geologic history of the Grand Mesa and Grand Valley, the lack of rat species native to Western Colorado and Eastern Utah, Ute and American Indian History, and dinosaurs. This recording is made available via signed release by the Mesa County Oral History Project, a collaboration of Mesa County...
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Al Look details the murder of Maggie Herrick by Henry Herrick in 1883, shortly after the founding of Mesa County, Colorado. He also presents a February 18, 1971 meeting of the surviving members of the Last Squad Club, an association of World War I servicemen founded in 1917. This recording is made available via signed release by the Mesa County Oral History Project, a collaboration of Mesa County Libraries, the Museums of Western Colorado and the...
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Al Look describes the Hopi snake dance, and the preparation, rights and ceremonies surrounding it. An unnamed Hopi elder discusses Hopi history, religion and prophecy (29:52). This recording is made available via signed release 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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Grand Junction, Colorado newspaper columnist, amateur historian, geologist and paleontologist Al Look discusses the Soup Eaters organization that he helped found during the Great Depression, Dalton Trumbo, American Indian archaeology and digs on the Western Slope, and his contacts with the Navajo. 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...
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Al Look discusses his days spent in the Durango, Colorado area, including his time as a homesteader near Dove Creek, his exploration of Mesa Verde’s Anasazi ruins, and his job as an advertising agent for the Durango Herald newspaper. He also talks about his knowledge of the Durango Silverton Railroad. This recording is made available via signed release by the Mesa County Oral History Project, a collaboration of Mesa County Libraries, the Museums...
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Al Look speaks to the Combined Women's Club of Grand Junction, Colorado about the geology of Western Colorado, dinosaur fossils found in the area, and about archaeological evidence of the ancestral Pueblo culture. This recording is made available via signed release 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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Al Look talks about the history of the Ute Indian tribe in Colorado, about their relations with the U.S. Government, conditions at the White River Agency, and about the events leading up to the Meeker Massacre. This recording is made available via signed release 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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Al Look discusses his 40-year employment with the Daily Sentinel, including his relationships with publishers Walter Walker and Preston Walker and the lives of the two men. He also discusses the Typographical Union Strike of 1946 and the hardships it caused between the union and the Sentinel. Al also talks about his and Walter Walker’s relationship with the Ku Klux Klan, Walker’s tolerance of the brothels on South Avenue, and Walker’s rivalry...
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Al Look homesteaded in the Dove Creek area after his service in World War I. He moved to the Grand Junction area in the 1920's in order to work for the Daily News, Grand Junction's first newspaper. When the Daily News was purchased by the Daily Sentinel, his job was transferred there. Beginning in 1924 or 1925, he served as the advertising manager and as a columnist for the Daily Sentinel newspaper. His popular column was called On Guard. He retired...
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A Mesa County organization of World War I servicemen that was organized by American Legion members in 1917. It numbered 166 members at its founding, including Al Look.