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View of exterior of the library building. Frank S. Thayer, Publisher, Denver.
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Color drawing of Main Street, Durango, CO, looking from south to north.
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Colorado's " Million Dollar" scenic Highway through San Juan Rockies, color postcard.
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Mount Abram, from the Ouray Toll Road, Colorado.
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Charles Moore discusses his career in the U.S. Grazing Service, ranching, and tension between sheep and cattle ranchers on Colorado's Western Slope. 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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Pearl Porter discusses the history of her father’s optometry practice in Grand Junction, her grade school education, and other aspects of her upbringing in early Twentieth century Mesa County. 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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An interview with Carl Smith, who grew up just south of Delta and moved to Grand Junction later in life. He learned to play several instruments at an early age, and later played music in circus bands and in a military band during World War I. 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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Alfred Flagg discusses his life in early Mesa County as a barber owning his own beauty shop, how the Great Depression affected local businesses, and the social activities in Grand Junction during the 1920’s and 30’s. 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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Alfred Flagg talks about his education and training as a hair stylist, women’s historic hair styles, and the methods and materials he used as a stylist. 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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Irene (Strimple) Gramlich talks about her early life in Cedaredge and Delta, Colorado. She also touches on the economic downturn that effected fruit growers and employment prospects in Cedaredge in 1913, and discusses her teaching career. 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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Frank Wright talks about his career as a coal boy, firemen, and engineer for the railroad. He also discusses the history of narrow gauge and standard lines in Western Colorado, a railroad strike in which his father was involved, and dealing with snow slides along the tracks. 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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Eda Musser talks about settling in Delta, Colorado in the early 1900’s, about her father’s race horses, and horse races in which he competed in Grand Junction’s Lincoln Park and elsewhere. She discusses her courtship with husband Kel Musser, and his family’s pioneering history in Escalante Canyon. The interview was conducted by the Mesa County Oral History Project, a collaboration of Mesa County Libraries, the Museums of Western Colorado and...
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Fritz Becker recounts the immigrant experience of his father Peter Becker, a German-American who worked as a miner, brewer, and fruit farmer. He also talks about the winter that the bank robber “Pretty Boy” Floyd allegedly spent in Delta and Grand Junction, Colorado. 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....