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Ordway Mellen describes his father, William "Sandy" Mellen's career as a scout for the U.S. Army and a rancher and his own life on the Mellen Ranch in Coalmont, Colorado.
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Forrest Warren describes his childhood and early adulthood in rural Nebraska and his adult life as a rancher in the Elk River Valley.
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Samuel Joseph "Sam" McBride describes his early years and his 38 year mining career in Routt County. He provides a comprehensive picture of the changes in coal mining and the need for and formation of mining labor unions.
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In this interview with Grace May, Ordway Mellen describes his father, William "Sandy" Mellen's career as a scout for the U.S. Army and a rancher and his own life on the Mellen Ranch in Coalmont, Colorado.
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Perley Green and his wife, Bonnie Green, talk about their ranching life in rural Routt County in this interview with Russ Snowden, Tami Castle, and Bill McKelvie. Perley also explains his hunting guide and outfitter business.
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Samuel Joseph "Sam" McBride describes his early years and his 38 year mining career in Routt County in this interview with Roger Muhme and Bill McKelvie
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In this interview with Kristin Bostrom, Danny Horne and Bill McKelvie, Wayne Whitecotton describes growing up on a Routt County ranch in the early 20th century. After leaving school at age 13, Wayne made a living as a rancher and coal miner supplementing his food supply by hunting and trapping. He served with General Patton in World War II.
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In this interview Dale Bostock recalls experiences and events from the historic Routt County town of McGregor and nearby mining communities. Note: Interviewee refers to the Wadge Mine explosion, in error, as the Ridgemont Mine explosion.
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In this interview with Cathy (Klebba) Hutchinson and Tanna (Eck) Brock, Keith Selbe shares memories about experiences he had growing up in Kansas and stories about his life after he moved to Steamboat Springs. Anne Selbe adds details to Keith's story.
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Howard Lindow is interviewed by Jodi Lack and Tanna Brock about the history and running of the Pine Grove Restaurant for the first 26 minutes of the recording. Mrs. Leroy Nefzger is interviewed by Jodi Lacko and Bill McKelvie about running the Pine Grove Ranch with her husband, starting at 00:27:00.
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Keith Selbe explains how the Dust Bowl/Great Depression led to his migration with his wife, Anne, to Routt County where he established his cattle ranch and worked for Continental Oil Company (now Conoco).
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Perley Green talks about his experiences as a Routt County rancher, a hunting outfitter and a coal miner.
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Katherine Ellis Sandelin describes the history of her family and the family of her husband who were Routt County pioneers.
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Pine Grove Restaurant owner Howard Lindow talks about the history of the restaurant and his experience running it with his son, co-owner David Lindow. Retired rancher Flossie Nefzger shares her memories of running the Pine Grove Ranch with her husband, Leroy Nefzger. NOTE: Mr. Lakusta's name is misspelled in the article, as "Lacosta."
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Wayne Whitecotton describes growing up on a Routt County ranch in the early 20th century. After leaving school at age 13, Wayne made a living as a rancher and coal miner supplementing his food supply by hunting and trapping. He served with General Patton in World War II. Other contributors to this article include Shane Jacobs and Russell Snowden.