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Jim "Moose" Barrows describes growing up in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and his life as an Olympic and professional skier. NOTE: Several local and national ski competitors are mentioned, including Billy Kidd, Buddy "Wallace" Werner, Loris Werner, Butch Gooding, and many others.
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Basic components of freestyle skiing are explained and two freestyle skiers, Park Smalley and Rusty Taylor, describe their experiences learning the skills and competing in freestyle skiing. Park also talks about the amateur freestyle team he started in Steamboat Springs. Of note several members Park's amateur team later became Olympians.
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Murl Carlton "Bud" Johnsen describes growing up in Benton Minnesota, his service in the U.S. Navy and his early jobs. As a realtor he helped establish Stagecoach Ski Resort. He became a business owner and was involved in various community organizations in Steamboat Springs.
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In this interview Gordy Wren talks about the early history of ski jumping in Steamboat Springs. He describes his experiences and mentions many local skiers who competed with him.
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In this interview with Bridgett Kelly, Gordy Wren outlines his experiences as a ski jumper and slalom skier including his participation in the 1948 Winter Olympics. He talks about the early ski area development on Mount Werner. He describes his children and their interest in skiing.
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Gary Crawford and Jeff Davis describe their skiing and ski jumping training in anticipation of the 1980 Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid in this interview with Cathy McGill and Joe Adamo
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Betty Dawson and Eileen Riewe interview Maxine and Gene Flaharty, along with Peggy Trezavent about their lives in Steamboat Springs during the early 1900s.
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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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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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Rusty Nay is interviewed by Lara Johnson and Bill McKelvie about his life growing up in Steamboat Springs.
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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.
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Marcellus Merrill talks about his life in Steamboat Springs and skiing history.
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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.
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Simon "Si" Lockhart describes life as a Pioneer child moving West, as well as his adventures growing up farming, making his first pair of skis, riding broncos and ranching in Colorado.
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Jean Wren describes the history of skiing in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, from the early 20th century to about 1977.
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Gary Crawford, Chris McNeil and Jeff Davis describe their preparation for the 1980 Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid. Jeff Davis and Gary Crawford also reflect on their Olympic experiences upon returning to Steamboat Springs. Cathy McGill offers her recollections while visiting the 1980 Olympics.
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Vern Greco describes his work as a ski instructor at the Steamboat Ski Area, and provides insight into the evolution of skiing equipment and technique.
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In this interview with a Steamboat Springs High School student named Kathy, Glenn Werner and Thelma Werner tell about people who are pictured in a family photo album. They include memories about Buddy Werner's early ski training and experiences.