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Dr. Everett Munro discusses his career as the City Health Officer for Grand Junction, beginning in 1922, the vaccination and sanitation campaign against smallpox and diphtheria, and both his research on silicosis and advocacy for uranium workers. 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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To mark the centennial celebration of the town of Grand Junction, Colorado in 1981, the Mesa County Oral History Project wrote and recorded several radio plays about local history. Beginning on September 26, 1981, local radio stations KSTR, KREX-AM, KREX-FM, and KMSA broadcast the plays. Authors of the plays used interviews recorded by the Mesa County Oral History Project as inspiration. This archival recording contains the play Dr. Edward Everett...
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Dr. Everett Munro discusses his service in the U.S. Army’s medical reserves during World War I, early vaccination campaigns in Grand Junction, life as a rural doctor doing house calls, and other aspects of early Mesa County history. 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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He grew up in Nebraska and Grand Junction, Colorado. He attended Grand Junction High School and then Colorado College, but had to quit due to his father's death. His brother Charles worked for the Department of the Interior, and got him a job as a cowboy for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and as a U.S. Deputy Stock detective on the Crow Reservation in Montana. During this time, he worked with a doctor on the reservation to complete his studies at Colorado...
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Nora McGinley Flynn discusses her experience growing up in the Grand Valley in the late Nineteenth and early Twentieth centuries, her career as one of Mesa County's early schoolteachers, her family’s involvement with the founding of Grand Junction, and her family’s various employment positions with the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad. The interview was conducted by the Mesa County Oral History Project, a collaboration of Mesa County Libraries and...
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Hazel Henson describes growing up in in Phippsburg, Colorado, during the early twentieth century.
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Interview with Mabel L. Davis, born July 25, 1910 in Mount Ayr, Iowa and died January 1, 2004. Mabel discusses living in Poncha Springs and her work on the council and with the booster club. Mabel also has a great laugh.