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From stories by Errett Albritton and interviews with Vernon Summer, Bob Wither, and Dorothy Wither, Rod Herman relays the history of the railroad that provided passenger and freight service to Routt County, Colorado.
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Hazel Henson describes growing up in in Phippsburg, Colorado, during the early twentieth century.
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Everett "Ev" Bristol, Eunice Dorr and Dorothy Wither explain the process of rural electrification in Routt County including the establishment of the Yampa Valley Electric Association and how the community was affected by the introduction of electricity.
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Art Maijala describes the history of lumber harvesting and milling in Routt County during the 20th century.
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Albert Hitchens and three of his adult children describe the 1884 origins of the Hitchens family ranch and life as a ranching family. The Hitchens are the longest continuous ranching family in Routt County. The family operated the post office in Pool, Colorado and later in Milner, Colorado.
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Includes the poem "The Old Sawmill by Debbie Girton and Jayne Hill.
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In this interview Albert Hitchens describes the 1884 origins of the Hitchens family ranch and life as part of a ranching family. The Hitchens are the longest continuous ranching family in Routt County. The family operated the post office in Pool, Colorado and later in Milner, Colorado.
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Bob Wither is interviewed by Bill McKelvie and Rod Herman about his memories of the railroad that provided passenger and freight service to Routt County, Colorado.
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Dorothy Wither is interviewed by Bill McKelvie about her memories of the railroad that provided passenger and freight service to Routt County, Colorado.
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In this interview with Bill McKelvie, Errold Hitchens talks about his experiences growing up on the Hitchens ranch, and memories of his father. Errold explains the economics of the cattle ranching business and expresses his worries about the U.S. economy in 1985.
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In this interview with Michelle Clark, Mary Rose, and Marian "Sam" Marti, Eunice Door describes her role as a bookkeeper and office manager in the early days of the Yampa Valley Electric Association. She talks about how the arrival of electric power affected the lives of residents of Routt County.
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Hazel Henson is interviewed by Gary O'Dell and Darin O'Dell about her life growing up in South Routt County in the early twentieth century.
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In this interview with Tommy Sharp and Bill McKelvie, John Fetcher describes his early life and education and his involvement in munitions manufacturing during World War II. After the war John and his family purchased a ranch in Routt County and learned about the reality of the cattle business.
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In this interview with Tommy Sharp and Bill McKelvie, John Fetcher talks about his experiences as an Elk River Valley cattle rancher and describes his part in the establishment of the Steamboat ski area.
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In this interview with Bill McKelvie, Troy Keller and Kent Fletcher, Roger Butler describes his experiences growing up in Routt County and the time he spent in the United States Army during World War II. He mentions how he went AWOL numerous times without getting caught and his participation in the campaign in Italy during World War II. Roger also talks about some of his hunting and fishing experiences in Routt County.
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In this interview with Bill McKelvie, Troy Keller and Kent Fletcher, Roger and Isabelle Butler describe their experiences in the fire lookout station on Hahns Peak. Roger also talks about the Black Mountain Guest Ranch that is located near McCoy on the homestead property that belonged to his mother's family.
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The 20th issue of Three Wire Winter Magazine includes Albert Hitchens, Roger Butler, John Fetcher, Hazel Henson, Art Maijala, and feature articles on the railroad, snowmobiling, Steamboat Vintage Auto Race and Yampa Valley Electric.
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Vernon Summer is interviewed by Bill McKelvie and Rod Herman about his memories of the railroad that provided passenger and freight service to Routt County, Colorado.
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John Fetcher describes his early life and education and his involvement in munitions manufacturing during World War II. After the war John and his family purchased a ranch in Routt County, and John went on to make numerous contributions to the Yampa Valley including establishing the Steamboat Springs ski resort.