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.

Scates, Edith – OH0604
Interview Date: 1993

Ranch life ca. 1900-1940, potato farming, school life ca. 1900-1915, Magnolia School, Pine Glade School, life of teacher, mail routes.    

Scates, Edith and Richard Scates, Andrew Wing – OH0028
Interview Date: 1977

Magnolia ranching Moffat Road Nederland.  

Schlagel, Jacob – OH0503
Interview Date: 1990

People: Jacob (Joe) Schlagel.   Places: Longmont.   Subjects:  Nelson School; parents from Russia; threshing in 1930s; Boulder County Fair; oil drilling; Lakeview School; Boulder County High School track meets 1920; baseball; farming; irrigation – Peck, Oligarchy, Rough & Ready, … Continue reading

Schmoll, Hazel Marguerite – OH0005
Interview Date: 1976

People: Hazel Schmoll.   Places: Ward, Caribou, Gold Lake, Peaceful Valley.   Subjects: Ward: Modoc Mill, mill at Spring Gulch, Columbia Hotel, railroad, Caribou, 1900 fire; stagecoach; Columbia vein, Utica Mine; Captain Jack Mine; hippies, Gresham Camp (Bar K Ranch), Struggler Mine, Gold … Continue reading

Shanahan, Byron – OH0972
Interview Date: 1996

People: John Dunn, Hoonahan family, Edward Shanahan   Places: Boulder, Eldorado Springs, Marshall (originally Langford, then Gorham), Viele Lake   Subjects: property owned by Shanahan family in South Boulder, family genealogy, settlement of ranch in 1860, ranch life, chores, discipline, … Continue reading

Snow, Bill Bracegirdle – OH0469
Interview Date: 1989

Places: Boulder.   Subjects: boundaries, roads; horses, stables, cattle, Pow Wow arena, World War II, herding.  

St. George, Clara – OH0841
Interview Date: 1972

Recorded for the KGNU radio program, Western Yesterdays, with Forest Crossen.   Oklahoma: Christmas, school teachers, ranching stories, the Run of April 22, 1889, Standard Oil, cattle herding, house and health stories; Part 2 – Indians of New Mexico, wool … 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

Stengel, Frances – OH0663
Interview Date: 1994

People: Frances Stengel, Andrew Stengel, Stengel family, Dr. Morency.   Places: Boulder, Eldorado Springs.   Subjects: Stengel family: Stengel properties along 75th, 76th, and Eldorado Springs; history of buildings on Andrew Stengel homestead; dairying in the 1930s-1940s; feeding farm hands; Dr. … Continue reading

Stengel, Louis and Mary Marguerite – OH0223
Interview Date: 1983

People: Louis Stengel, Mary Maguerite Stengel, Stengel family.   Places: Boulder, Marshall.   Subjects: Mining in Marshall; farming along 75th Street at turn of century; farm prices during the Depression; Fairview Grade School at 75th and Arapahoe; dairy farming in the … Continue reading

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