Collection: Farming and Ranching

People have been farming and ranching in Boulder County from pioneer days on. This collection documents that way of life from the late 1800s to the present day, from horse-based family farms to organic, community supported agriculture.

Andrew, (Frances) Elaine M. and Lynn Andrew – OH1416
Interview Date: 2006

Includes 9 videographed photographs of the Madison and Andrew families and Hygiene and Burlington buildings: 1.Henson Madison and his brother James. — 2.Burlington schoolhouse. — 3.James Madison (who died in 1917). — 4.Hygiene Church. — 5.Hygiene House (TB sanitarium). — … Continue reading

Ara Catherine Kossler Yager – OH0326
Interview Date: 1986

Kossler Ranch: planting potatoes, corn, hay, storage cellar, making sauerkraut, smoke house   schools on ranch   salt licks for cattle   Public Service Company    

Aragon, Virginia – OH1492
Interview Date: February 6, 2008

Virginia Aragon has a conservation easement with the City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks department. In this interview, Virginia describes growing up on ranches owned by her parents, Kingdon Karlisle Parsons and Marion Parsons, on South Boulder Road and later … Continue reading

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.  

Atwood, Miss – OH0172
Interview Date: 1977

farm life near Boulder; McCaslin family; Crane Hollow Farm.    

Autrey, George – OH0536
Interview Date: 1991

People: George  Autrey.   Places: Boulder.   Subjects: landowners in Boulder, farm; Open Space; changes in Boulder, Royal Neighbors; old Fairview School; (1946) train derailment; silo fire.  

Bashor, Priscilla – OH0487
Interview Date: 1990

Supplemental material available in OH file. Hygiene since 1926: George Webster homestead, draft horses; trees; Pella, Webster, and Bashor schools; Potato Hill.  

Beasley, Cecil and Maude Moomaw – OH0009
Interview Date: 1978

People: Cecil Beasley, Maude Beasley.   Places: Allenspark, Longmont.   Subjects: Bunce School, Allenspark; family life on farm south of Longmont.

Beasley, Maude Moomaw – OH0542
Interview Date: 1991

People: Jack Moomaw, Maude Moomaw Beasley, Enos Mills.   Places: Allenspark, Lyons, Hygiene.   Subjects: Allenspark School; Gould, Caulder, Allen, Moomaw families; Montgomery School;  Moomaw Mill; Stanley Hill; roads; wagons; fire; snow; animals; Longs Peak tours; ; cattle; Indians.  

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

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