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Violin class in Butte, Montana. Ferdinand Ambos is in the back row, 5th from the left. The Ambos family lived in Butte from 1897 to 1900. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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PRE-1908: Studio portrait of Grace Nottingham (on left) and her music teacher, posed seated with instruments. Grace has a guitar propped in her right hand, left hand on her cheek. The teacher (unidentified) is holding a mandolin in her lap. Grace was the daughter of William H. Nottingham. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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Clair Sheumaker, band instructor at Red Cliff Union High School in the 1940s, talking to several band members.
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The Lundgren Dance Band, very active in the 1940s. Elmer Lundgren is in the back row playing the drums next to Clare Nottingham Lundgren playing the piano. In the front row are George Elliott, Ralph Huff, Mike and Adelia Anderson. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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The Eagle High School orchestra, 1925-25, posing for yearbook photograph [Lux Aquilae 1926 p.30]. From left: Barcus Butler, Mr. Pemberton, Margaret Armstrong, Burl Cowden, Eldon Wilson, Myron McGinley
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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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Winifred Bull discusses her education in Grand Junction’s schools, her career teaching Latin at Grand Junction High School, the medical career of her father, Dr. Heman R. Bull, the life of her uncle Edwin Price (founder of Grand Junction’s first newspaper), and the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918-19. The interview was conducted by the Mesa County Oral History Project, a collaboration of Mesa County Libraries, the Museums of Western Colorado and the...
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May Denton describes her early life in Missouri, farm life as a homemaker in Fruita, Colorado, raising potatoes with her husband Ed Denton, and the dances that were held at her family’s packing and storage house. 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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Reuben A. Pitts talks about wars between cattle and sheep ranchers, about rural school life in Plateau Valley, Colorado, and about the Big Creek Reservoir flood. He also discusses his job as a typesetter for his father’s newspaper, The Plateau Valley Voice, in Collbran. 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....