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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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Robert Grant explains his experience working for Walter Walker, Preston Walker and The Daily Sentinel newspaper, before and after being drafted into the armed forces during World War ll. Robert also discusses the Typographical Union Strike and Walter Walker’s involvement within the community. 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...
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Mary Price discusses what she knew about Walter Walker and his family, impressions of Walker held by Mesa County residents, social events the Walkers were involved in, the presence of the Ku Klux Klan in Grand Junction, and the Typographical Union Strike. She also talks about her German immigrant father, his ownership of the prominent LaCourt Hotel in Grand Junction, and his fear of the Klan. This recording is made available via signed release by...
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Mary Giblin, an employee of The Daily Sentinel newspaper beginning in 1941, talks about her working relationships with owner/publishers Walter and Preston Walker, with insights on the character of both men. She also discusses the staff and working life at the paper, and her career as a reporter on both women’s issues and the political beat. This recording is made available via signed release by the Mesa County Oral History Project, a collaboration...
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William “Bill” Nelson explains his time spent working for the Daily Sentinel under Walter Walker and Preston Walker. He discusses the Typographical Union Strike, the quality of The Daily Sentinel compared to other newspapers, the Ku Klux Klan in Grand Junction, and Walter Walker’s many community involvements. This recording is made available via signed release by the Mesa County Oral History Project, a collaboration of Mesa County Libraries...
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Clem Goettelman explains his time as an employee for The Daily Sentinel under Preston Walker as the publisher. He discusses his position as a union leader before the Typographical Union Strike, conflicts within the work environment, Walter Walker’s involvement with and subsequent opposition to the Ku Klux Klan, and The Daily Sentinel being one of the only papers in the country to quickly cover President Theodore Roosevelt’s death with a full...
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Kenneth James Baird lectures about Daily Sentinel publisher Walter Walker’s career through the 1930’s, when he was most active in promoting community development. The lecture, on May 4, 1981, was sponsored by the Mesa County Historical Society. 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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He was the publisher of The Daily Sentinel and a leading Democrat in Grand Junction, Colorado. He became the state Democratic Party chairman in the 1920's. He was behind the deal of William Moyer to build a community swimming pool in Lincoln Park, and the deal that brought in the Fruit Grower’s Association. He also backed the Goodwill and Salvation Army charities. He was an organizer of the campaign to build the Avalon Theater and brought acts...
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Ella Kinterknect talks about working as a housekeeper for Kathie and Walter Walker, about the Walkers' lives, personalities, and entertainments, and about their son Preston Walker. She also discusses her years living in Silverton and working as a housekeeper in the Grand Imperial Hotel. 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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Gilbert Baylis explains his relationship with former United States Senate appointee Walter Walker’s son, Preston, who was a close friend of his growing up. Baylis describes Preston Walker as a very popular fellow and a friendly rival to him. Baylis also discusses his own education in politics, and Walter and Preston’s family life and social activities. This recording is made available via signed release by the Mesa County Oral History Project,...
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Opal Thompson's sixth grade class for the 1962-1963 school year at Charles Hay School. 1. Clifford Nishimura 2. Charles Starman 3. Laurinda Tree 4. Pamela Orr 5. Clifford Richard 6. Denny Romig 7. Susan White 8. Karen Hjelmstad 9. Harold Evans 10. Elmer Long 11. Sherry Steeley 12. Dollie Riley 13. Mark Ensner 14. Steven Bond 15. Judy Hablitzel 16. Vickie Allen 17. Paul Norman 18. Mike Davis 19. Kathy Wallace 20. Laura Nitzberg 21. Sheila Miller 22....
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An employee of Walter Walker who worked for The Daily Sentinel newspaper.
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She was from Kentucky. She was the wife of Daily Sentinel owner and publisher Walter Walker, whom she married in 1903. While Walter Walker was reputed to be reserved in his personal and family life, Kathie was more outgoing and, at least outwardly, in control. She was a doting mother who gave her attention to her only son, Preston Walker. She often drove Walter Walker home in the evening because he did not drive. According to Daily Sentinel employee...
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The Daily Sentinel was founded in 1893 by Isaac N. Bunting. He published the paper until 1911, when he sold it to Walter Walker. Under Walker's leadership, the paper became a staunch supporter of Democratic Party causes. The Sentinel's main rival in its early years was the Grand Junction News, a mouthpiece for the Republican Party. The News's publisher, Charles Adams, was friends with Walker, and the News was eventually purchased by the Sentinel sometime...
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She was the sister of Kathie (Wood) Walker (herself the wife of Daily Sentinel publisher Walter Walker). She sometimes wrote editorials for The Daily Sentinel.
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A member of the Ku Klux Klan who roughed up Walter Walker during an incident in the street for the things he was writing in the Sentinel.
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A social and charitable organization founded in part by Walter Walker, publisher of The Daily Sentinel newspaper.
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Walter Dalby, founder of local accounting firm Dalby, Wendland and Company and flight enthusiast, talks about the history of the Grand Junction Regional Airport and about the companies and people involved in the local air travel industry, including: Clyde Davis, Walter Walker, and Eddie Drapela. He also talks about balloon rallies and airshows held in Grand Junction. The interview was conducted by the Mesa County Oral History Project, a collaboration...
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He ran the pool hall in the 500 block of Main Street on the South side. He was a Democrat, a confidant of Walter Walker, and involved in the campaign to build the Avalon Theater.