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Lonny Vanatta talks about his ski racing experiences from "Little Toots" in Steamboat Springs to the pro racing circuit.
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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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The 12th issue of Three Wire Winter includes Claudius & Jon Banks, Earl Bedell, Jeff Davis, Gary Crawford, Chris McNeil, Doc Utterback, Frank & Winton Brophy, and Ann Rich, as well as featured articles on the Tread of Pioneers Museum and Winter Carnival.
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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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Claudius Banks and Jon Banks describe their experiences as "The Lighted Man" in the Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival Night Show. The father and son explain how the lighted man costume was created and improved over the years.
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Carl Ramunno talks about his time in the Army, and how he ended up in Steamboat Springs coaching high school wrestling and football.
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Ian Payton and Debbie Hazelbaker talk about their experiences providing support for gifted children and adults with various learning abilities.
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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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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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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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Albert Hitchens and three of his adult children describe the 1884 origins of the Hitchens family ranch and life as 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 Bill McKelvie, Errold Hitchens talks about his experiences growing up on the Hitchens ranch, and memories of his father. Errold explains the economics of the cattle ranching business and expresses his worries about the U.S. economy in 1985.
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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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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 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.