Collection: Ditches

Arbuthnot, Wayne – OH0412
Interview Date: 1988

People: Wayne Arbuthnot, August Behrmann, Peter Haldi, Ivy Baldwin.   Places: Niwot.   Subjects: family, Batchelder and Bader schools, Table Mountain Ditch, Affolter cabin, Likens Canyon, 1913 snow storm, Indian anecdotes, Haystack Golf Course, J. D. Long Seed Company, cement silos.  

Beauprez, Marie Stengel – OH0508
Interview Date: 1990

People:  Marie Beauprez.   Places: Boulder, Valmont, St. Walburga.   Subjects: Family; Sacred Heart of Mary Church; St. Walburga; animals, crops; South Boulder Canyon Ditch; Great Western Sugar Company, dairy herd: Holsteins, selling, shipping, auction, embryo transplant; Hale Irwin Signature Golf Course; Shamrock … Continue reading

Bullard, William T. (Blackie) – OH0417
Interview Date: 1988

People: Blackie Bullard, Mr. Tisone.   Places: Boulder, Eldorado Springs.   Subjects: Boulder: Flagstaff, trucking; Centennial Mine; Pioneer Milk Lines; Boulder Mattress Company; Watts Hardy; water supply; Black Diamond; industrial laundry. Civilian Conservation Corps: worked on Flagstaff Road, amphitheater. Pioneer … Continue reading

Chesebro, Laura E. – OH0246
Interview Date: 1980

People: Laura E. Chesebro.   Places: Eldorado Springs.   Subjects: Early cabins and other buildings in Eldorado Springs; Coal Creek Ditch, Community Ditch. Forms part of the Eldorado Springs Historical Society collection.  

Christensen, Dagny and Nita Sweat – OH0318
Interview Date: 1986

People: Dagny Christensen, Nita Sweat.   Places: Boulder, Sugarloaf.   Subjects: Danitas Carmel Sweet Shop; stores on Broadway and Canyon in 1948; restaurants, Bo Peep Nursery School; Farmer’s Ditch; hippies in Sugarloaf; parades in Boulder.  

Cook, Carey F. – OH0270
Interview Date: 1985

History of Silver Lake Ditch.    

Cushman, Amy – OH0436
Interview Date: 1989

Places: Niwot.   Topics: Born Niwot: alfalfa mills, Indians, Dawson Lake, Highland Ditch, Dunkards (Church of the Brethren), Ryssby, musicians, Grange, school, merchants, 1913 snow storm, Odd Fellows, Hotel, 4th of July, Christmas, cattle drives, Great Depression, sugar beets, Gypsies. … Continue reading

Fenolia, Ronald J. – OH0706
Interview Date: 1996

People: Ronald J. Fenolia, James Fenolia, Charles Liley.   Places: Marshall, Louisville, Broomfield, Lafayette.   Subjects: Coal mines in Marshall, Louisville, Broomfield, Lafayette — Irrigation ditches — Development of Broomfield, 1950s — Italian coal miners.  

Gorce, Cecilia M. (Sallee) – OH0599
Interview Date: 1992

People: Marguerite Payton Thompson, Sheriff Sanford Buster, Minnie May Cunningham, Mrs. Jacobs, George Peterson.   Places: St. Walburga Abbey, Lover’s Hill, Erie, Eldorado Springs.   Topics: KKK (Ku Klux Klan), cemeteries, sledding, May Day, Halloween, circuses, Interurban Railroad, Zimmerman Ditch, Puritan Mine, … Continue reading

Gould, Evan – OH0362
Interview Date: 1987

People: Evan Gould, Sylvanus Budd, Dave Likens.   Places: Niwot, Boulder.   Topics: school, stores, Beasley School and community; dances; ditches; Halloween; chivarees; funerals; draft horses; sugar beets; farm laborers; Mexican graves; stage route; Bill Dubois’s gunfight with forty vigilantes in … Continue reading

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