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Olive Jean (Mann) Gordon discusses the early buildings, businesses and people of Grand Junction, Colorado. The interview was conducted by the Mesa County Oral History Project, a collaboration of Mesa County Libraries and the Museums of Western Colorado.
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Ted Winterburn talks about early rail transportation in the Grand Valley, including the Interurban line that connected Grand Junction and Fruita, and the separate Grand Junction streetcar line that ran within the city. He also discusses the early history of the Grand Junction Lion's Club, and people and places in Grand Junction’s history. The interview was conducted by the Mesa County Oral History Project, a collaboration of Mesa County Libraries...
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Wyatt Wood describes his time as the manager of the Grand Junction Chamber of Commerce and talks about the people he met there, including John Otto, who at one time was allowed to keep a desk in the Chamber office. The interview was conducted by the Mesa County Oral History Project, a collaboration of Mesa County Libraries and the Museums of Western Colorado.
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Craig Aupperle describes his colorful boyhood in Grand Junction, including childhood games like Duck On a Rock, vaudeville acts, and daring escapades with his brother Harold. 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 Historical Society.
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Grand Junction, Colorado newspaper columnist, amateur historian, geologist and paleontologist Al Look discusses Grand Junction personalities such as Walter Walker and William J. Moyer, pre-radio reporting of World Series scores and boxing matches, and other aspects of Mesa County history. This interview is made available via signed release by the Mesa County Oral History Project, a collaboration of Mesa County Libraries, the Museums of Western Colorado...
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William “Bill” Nelson explains his time spent working for the Daily Sentinel under Walter Walker and Preston Walker. He discusses the Typographical Union Strike, the quality of The Daily Sentinel compared to other newspapers, the Ku Klux Klan in Grand Junction, and Walter Walker’s many community involvements. This recording is made available via signed release by the Mesa County Oral History Project, a collaboration of Mesa County Libraries...
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Al Look discusses his 40-year employment with the Daily Sentinel, including his relationships with publishers Walter Walker and Preston Walker and the lives of the two men. He also discusses the Typographical Union Strike of 1946 and the hardships it caused between the union and the Sentinel. Al also talks about his and Walter Walker’s relationship with the Ku Klux Klan, Walker’s tolerance of the brothels on South Avenue, and Walker’s rivalry...
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Gilbert Baylis explains his relationship with former United States Senate appointee Walter Walker’s son, Preston, who was a close friend of his growing up. Baylis describes Preston Walker as a very popular fellow and a friendly rival to him. Baylis also discusses his own education in politics, and Walter and Preston’s family life and social activities. This recording is made available via signed release by the Mesa County Oral History Project,...
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Mary Price discusses what she knew about Walter Walker and his family, impressions of Walker held by Mesa County residents, social events the Walkers were involved in, the presence of the Ku Klux Klan in Grand Junction, and the Typographical Union Strike. She also talks about her German immigrant father, his ownership of the prominent LaCourt Hotel in Grand Junction, and his fear of the Klan. This recording is made available via signed release by...
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Dudley Mitchell talks about the election campaigns of U.S. Representative Wayne Aspinall, and the campaign caravans they held in Western Colorado. Mitchell also discusses his work as the “ribbon candy expert” at the Miller Candy Factory in Grand Junction, the history of the Grand Valley’s Interurban line and the Grand Junction streetcar line, working at the Lyceum Theater on Main Street as a young man, and teenage escapades, such as causing...