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Helen Johnson talks about moving to Denver, Colorado from Cleveland, Ohio at a young age and growing up in different places in Colorado. She talks about the fraudulent land sale that first brought her family to Delta County, Colorado in 1910, and that took her father’s life savings. She discusses living in a rented log cabin in Hotchkiss, her mother working as a hired washerwoman and housekeeper, and her father’s difficulty finding gainful employment...
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In an event at the Museums of Western Colorado, Sylvia Ruland lectures about the Ludlow Massacre: the killing of striking mine workers and their families, including women and children, by the Colorado National Guard and hired strike breakers on April 20, 1914. She describes the poor working conditions for coal miners and the mistreatment of immigrants that led to a coal strike in Colorado in 1913-14. She talks about the men who owned mining interests...
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Peach Street Revival is a psychedelic blues rock, sweet guitar and bass riffin’ mouth-full! One delicious bite… after one delicious bite! May I have another, please?!! Front woman Gonzales will croon you back to Woodstock with the band’s original songs and renditions of what seems to be a list from the summer of love: Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Heart,...
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She was born in Cleveland, Ohio to John Lawrence Young and Emily Jane (Scatliff) Young. Her father was a tool and die maker. Her mother was a stenographer and homemaker. She spent some time living with her grandparents in her youth. She had two brothers, Willard and Art. She took 1st grade in Bedford Township, Ohio then 2nd grade in Englewood, Colorado. She did well enough in school to make up a lost grade and then skip another one. By 1913, the...
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Anna (Weckel) Peck discusses the history of her family in early Fruita, Colorado, and social life and customs of the time. 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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Helen and Clarence Swanson discuss the history of their families in early Fruita, and Fruita buildings and organizations. 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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Ruby Luton discusses the history of Atchee, the Uintah Railway, and the early history of Fruita. 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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John Sylvester Long discusses the religious life and customs in the Church of the Brethren, and the early Twentieth century history of Fruita and Loma, Colorado. 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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Fred Bowman and Helen (Bowman) Lane discuss their father’s opening of the first slaughterhouse in Grand Junction, the history of downtown buildings, and the lives of young people in early Twentieth century Mesa County. 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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Helen Johnson talks about helping teach a WPA-funded dance class during the Great Depression. She speaks about other government programs, such as the Civilian Conservation Corps, and how they helped the people of Mesa County, Colorado during the Great Depression. She describes working for Douglas Aircraft in Los Angeles to manufacture airplanes during World War II, where she became the lead in her section. She talks about her brief career teaching...
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In a lecture at Mesa College (now Colorado Mesa University), Zelda Rouillard talks about the life of the outlaw Belle Starr and about her image in folklore, dime novels, and movies. 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. *Photograph of Belle Starr
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He was born to John Lawrence and Kate P. Young in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His father was an Irish immigrant and naval Civil War veteran. His mother was a homemaker. He worked as a machinist and commanded high wages due to the quality of his work. He married Emily Scatliff on November 13, 1898 in Chicago. They moved to Cleveland, Ohio, Denver, Colorado, Barberton, Ohio, and back to Cleveland. He fathered two sons, Willard and Art, and a daughter,...
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She was an historian who wrote the book The Lion of Redstone about John Cleveland Osgood (founder of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company). In accordance with her research into Osgood, she became very knowledgeable about the Colorado coal strikes of 1913-14, and about the Ludlow Massacre. According to the American Heritage Center in Wyoming, which owns her papers, she was a speech therapist before becoming a freelance writer.
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She was born in Chicago, Illinois to David Scatliff, a clerk, and Emily Scatliff, a homemaker. She was raised as an Episcopalian. As a child she took care of her mother and sister, who were both in poor health. She completed high school and some business college, and worked as a stenographer before she was married. She also took many odd jobs during hard times for the family (e.g. was washerwoman to the town of Hotchkiss, Colorado during the early...
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He was born in Cleveland, Ohio to Albert and Elizabeth Medesy, both Hungarian immigrants. His father was an iron worker and his mother was a homemaker. The 1940 US Census shows him living with his wife, Geraldine, and working as a government or wage worker. He served as a captain in the US Army during World War II. An Associated Press file index notes that Medesy was named director of the Long Island Agricultural & Technical Institute in Farmingdale,...
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She was born in Cilli, Austria in the late 19th century and grew up there in poverty. She was the fifth of seven children. Her father was a wagon maker. She came to the United States with her husband and they moved to Cleveland, where she worked for Josef & Feiss in manufacturing. He left soon after to fight in World War I, where he died. She had tuberculosis and moved to Colorado for her health. She moved to Paonia, where she had Austrian friends....
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Robert V. Brickell December 17, 1927 - October 29, 2011 Robert Brickell, age 83, died October 29th, 2011 at Raleigh Health and Rehabilitation Center. Bob was born December 17, 1927 at St. Pauls Hospital in Dallas, Texas. He was son of the late Vreeland and Louise Brickell. Bob was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Corrine S. Brickell and grandson, Robert Turner Brickell. He is survived by his sister, Linda Knapp, SantŽ Fe New, Mexico; children,...
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Owned Steamboat Ski area from 1969 - 1979. Known locally as LTV.