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Aldis Klumker describes his early life in rural Routt County and his time in the United States Army during the Pacific campaign in World War II. After the war Aldis had many jobs around Routt County including owning two cafes, Skee Inn Cafe and Town House Cafe. His interest in softball was recognized by the City of Steamboat Springs which named Klumker Field in his honor.
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In this interview Aldis Klumker talks about his family, growing up in Toponas during the Great Depression, and his U.S. Army service during World War II. He mentions owning the Skee Inn Cafe and the Town House Cafe in Steamboat Springs.
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Aldis Klumker describes his early life in rural Routt County and his time in the United States Army during the Pacific campaign in World War II. After the war Aldis had many jobs around Routt County including owning two cafes, Skee Inn Cafe and Town House Cafe. His interest in softball was recognized by the City of Steamboat Springs which named Klumker Field in his honor.
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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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Lewis and Fannie Phillips talk about settling and growing up in Yampa, Colorado in early twentieth century.
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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. Upon returning to Routt County after the war, Roger held jobs with the US Forest Service and the Routt County Assessor's Office. Roger's wife, Lucille, (a frequent accomplice in his AWOL escapades) talks about her teaching career in one room schools...
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Joseph Remo "Shorty" Hamidy describes his early life in Oak Creek, Colorado, and working in a mine and a lumber yard. Shorty goes on to explain his experiences as proprietor of Hamidy Hardware.