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LeRoy and Sharon Gardner talk about his appointment as the pastor of the United Presbyterian Church in Loma, Colorado in 1979 and about the members of the congregation. They address the tug-of-war between the Western Slope Presbytery and local churchgoers over the church property. They recount the locals’ eventual victory and the church’s name change to the Loma Community Church in 1979. The interview was conducted by the Mesa County Oral History...
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Sterling, Velda and Marie Bittle talk about their lives in Loma, Colorado and the surrounding area. Marie talks about coming to Loma from Kansas when her parents homestead in eastern Utah in 1923, and about running a dairy farm in the 1940’s and 50’s. Price Bittle talks about coming to Loma in 1920 with his parents, helping them farm north of town, working as a ranch foreman in Kannah Creek for E.H. Munro, and working for the Elizondo sheep ranching...
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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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Mesa County pioneer. Early Loma, Colorado resident. Mother of John Long and Florence Giles.
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Mesa County Pioneer. Early Loma, Colorado area rancher. Father of John Long and Florence Giles.
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Gertrude Rader discusses her time spent teaching in Loma, Colorado in the early 1900s. She talks about the role of the sugar beet company as landowner and employer in the area. She includes details about the schools, businesses, and churches that existed in Loma, her involvement starting Mesa County’s first hot school lunch program, and her experiences attending an annual fish fry in Horsethief Canyon. Gertrude also shares memories about the many...
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Hazel Murphy talks about the D.B. Store in Loma, Colorado, a general store that employed her husband and was owned by her brother. She also speaks about the history of Loma institutions, such as the Loma Presbyterian Church, Methodist Church, the Loma Community House, and the canning factory. She discusses a government resettlement program that brought in refugees from the Dust Bowl. She touches on the citizens and businesses of Loma. She discusses...
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Florence Giles discusses 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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Wilbur Downey talks about his family settling in Loma, Colorado, where his father bought a pool hall in 1919. He describes the agricultural character of Loma at that time. He and Mildred speak about running the Loma Store, a general store, and about other businesses in Loma. They talk about the settlement of Loma by people escaping the Dust Bowl in the 1930’s. They discuss Loma’s train depot, passenger train service to Loma, freight trains that...
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Lois Saunders talks about early life in Fruita, Loma, and Mack, Colorado, about life on a farm with her husband Roe Saunders, and about Colorado Mesa University’s Saunders Field House, which was named for her husband. 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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Katherine Fuoco describes her family’s experience as German-Russian immigrants living in Loma, Colorado and elsewhere in the American West in the 1910’s and 20’s, raising sugar beets and homesteading. She also talks briefly about her life with husband James Fuoco, an Italian immigrant and car mechanic who went onto found the Fuoco Motor Company in Grand Junction, Colorado. The interview was conducted by the Mesa County Oral History Project,...
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An Italian immigrant and farmer who settled in the Loma and Fruita areas in the early Twentieth century. He came in 1885 as a railroad worker for D&RG, replacing the narrow gauge line with a broader one. He then purchased land, built homes, and returned to Italy to meet and marry Angelina Pepe, a woman from the village of Vailo, in an arranged marriage. He returned with her to Mesa County in 1904.
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Mary Plaisted talks about early days in Mesa County, Colorado, her marriage to Thomas Pierce, a farmer in Loma, and the busy life of a homemaker on the farm. She discusses various locations and institutions around the Western Slope, including the Paradox Valley, the Cowpuncher’s Reunion, and the Little Book Cliff Railway. She speaks about her warm family life as a child in Kansas, and life in Western Colorado after her father’s death. She also...
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This school district formed at the consolidation of the Rhone, Star, Longfellow, Hunter, Loma, and Fruita districts in 1904. It was eventually absorbed into Mesa County School District 51.
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Kermit Brubaker talks about coming to Loma, Colorado and assuming the role of pastor at the United Presbyterian Church in 1961. He discusses life in the church and his role in helping church members remodel the church. He speaks about his long-running radio programs, “Hymn Time with the Country Parson” and “Melody in the Night.” He describes the young people of the church, their practical jokes, and his good relationship with them. The interview...
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Bertha Schlegel discusses growing up in Loma, Colorado and helping her family raise beets for Holly Sugar, and making sauerkraut, pickled apples, pickled watermelon and other ethnic food with her mother, who was a German immigrant from Russia. She also remembers her education and school activities throughout her childhood, including field days at the Fruita Central School and Grand Junction High School. She talks about obtaining a teaching degree,...
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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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She was born in Colorado to Calvin F. Kelly and Ida (Lasater) Kelly. Her father was a farmer. Her mother was a homemaker. US Census records from 1910 and 1920 indicate that she grew up on the Rhone Plateau in Mesa County, and in Missouri. She married Sterling Price Bittle in Grand Junction, Colorado on December 25, 1925. By 1930, the US Census shows them living in Loma, Colorado. They had two children. She was a homemaker and an active member of the...
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She was born in Kannah Creek, Colorado and attended the Pride School near Whitewater. The Tabeguache band of Utes often camped near her home on their journey from the San Juans to Eastern Utah. She spent a good deal of time among them and claimed to have known Chipeta as a child. Gertrude became a schoolteacher at age 19 in 1919, and taught grades 1-5 in the Whitewater School, Loma Elementary School, the Hunter School, and in the Roan School. ...