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Richard Henry Gilbert describes his experiences in the Philippines prior to and during the early part of World War II. He also explains his life in a Japanese prisoner of war camp.
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Elvin Urquhart, a World War II veteran who worked at the radio interception station in Pearl Harbor and helped break Japanese Naval Code prior to the Battle of Midway, talks about the makeup of Japanese Naval Code, how the United States broke the code, and how this victory affected the war. The interview was conducted by the Mesa County Oral History Project, a collaboration of Mesa County Libraries, the Museums of Western Colorado and the Mesa County...
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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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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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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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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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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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Bill Lee talks about his experience working in Routt County mines, his memory of the Wadge Mine explosion, as well as his time in the U.S. Navy during World War II. His wife Lorene Lee talks about raising a family in a close knit mining community.
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In this interview with Bill McKelvie and a student, Marion Bain tells about her life including details about her administrative position at Manzanar, a Japanese internment camp, and her work as a cryptographer during World War II.
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Interview with Mesa County Libraries production team.
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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 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.