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Collection: Boulder County Parks and Open Space
Marlowe, Rick – OH1381
Interview Date: 2005
People: Ron Donahue, Leonard Ehrler, Trygve Bauge, Bredo Morstoel, Carol Burt Places: Boulder, Boulder Reservoir Topics: jobs with Boulder Recreation Department at the Boulder Reservoir (lifeguard beginning in 1967, manager of reservoir beginning in 1974), description of Boulder … Continue reading
Munson, Gary – OH0725
Interview Date: 1991
People: Gary Munson, Hazel Marguerite Schmoll. Places: Ward. Subjects: Ward: 1970s-1990, park rangers, animals, early days of Ward.
Reynolds, Peter – OH1476
Interview Date: 2007
Peter Reynolds talks about Reynolds family history; the Reynolds Ranch, including the ranch house that was built in the mid-1880s; recreation and projects on the ranch when he was a child; tungsten mining; and the land during the 1960s, including … Continue reading
Shanahan, Tim L. – OH0220
Interview Date: 1983
People: Tim L. Shanahan. Places: Boulder. Subjects: History of park and forest areas around Boulder.
Smith, Michael with James Smith and Jeanette Smith – OH2011
Mike Smith and his son James Smith talk about their family’s four-generations-long history of mining in Boulder County. Jeanette, Mike’s wife, contributes to the memories and information discussed. Topics include family history; hard rock mining in Boulder County; mining techniques, … Continue reading
Steele, Harold E. – OH1265
Interview Date: 2004
People: Harold Steele, John and Blanche Blivens Steele, Edward Dunsha Steele and Phoebe Steele, Everett and Maxine Knaus Steele, Andrew Steele Places: Edward and Phoebe Steele homestead, Longmont Topics: Edward Steele family’s move to Colorado, original Steele homestead … Continue reading
Teegarden, Dock – OH1543
Interview Date: 2008
Dock Teegarden discusses the history and development of Boulder County roads, from early wagon trails, through stage coach roads, railroads, and automobile roads. Included is discussion of many economic changes that stimulated their development, such as the gold rush, mines, … Continue reading
Theobald, Tom – OH1266
Interview Date: 2004
People: Tom Theobald Places: Honey House northwest of Niwot Topics: reclaiming propolus from “honey supers”, properties of propolus, sale to pharmaceutical company, drone bees, extracting honey from honey supers, uncapping combs, use of capping spinner, extraction of honey, … Continue reading
Theobald, Tom – OH1157
Interview with Tom Theobald, the last Boulder County bee inspector. Topics include history of beekeeping; bee life cycles, diseases, stings, swarms, and hives; honey, popolis, and beeswax; and the Boulder County Beekeepers’ Association. The interview is filmed on site in … Continue reading
Theobald, Tom – OH1170
Interview Date: 2003
This interview takes place in beekeeper Tom Theobald’s Honey House. He talks about how beeswax is produced in bee hives, demonstrates the process of collecting beeswax, and talks about the properties of beeswax and its commercial uses.