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.

Tinsley, Mansur – OH0398
Interview Date: 1988

People: Mansur Tinsley, Ivy Baldwin.   Places: Boulder, Boulder Canyon, Glacier Lake, Lakewood, Tungsten, Boulder Falls, Eldorado Springs, Sugarloaf.   Topics: YMCA, swimming pool, Broadway and Walnut Streets; school bus, road, Blanchard’s, mail, Silver Spruce, wildlife, back roads, capping mines, Betasso, cattle drive, … Continue reading

Tovar, Augustina Maza – OH0820
Interview Date: 1996

Places: Johnstown, Longmont, Brighton, Mexico   People: Tovar and Maza families   Subjects: church, sugar beets – thinning and topping, school, living with in-laws, racial differences, illegally crossing border, activities as senior citizen, quilting, Senior Center, exercise

Tregay, Cecelia Schick with Johanna Crowell – OH0197
Interview Date: 1979

People: Cecelia Schick Tregay, Johanna Crowell.   Places: Boulder.   Subjects: Lived in Colorado since 1912; animal show, mining.  

Trevarton, Charlotte Lillian Boinay – OH0872
Interview Date: 1996

Faivre family; Edwin Boinay; Enos Mills; Potato Hill neighborhood; Elk Mountain Ranch; Big Elk Ranch; Wild Basin Lodge; schools; logging; South St. Vrain Road; wildlife; cattle ranching; ice; phone; snow; land conservation.  

Viele, Albert and Frederick J. Klingler – OH0679
Interview Date: [undated]

People: Albert Viele, Frederick Klingler, Joe Ferguson, Mary Arnett, George Tourtellot, Dr. Hubbard, Billy Cook, Indian Jack, Johnny Carmack, Mack Smith, Robert Culver, Charles Dabney, Ben Williams, Jim Parker, Fred Berger, Ephraim Pound, G. I. Johnson.   Places: Boulder, Lover’s Hill, Barker Dam.   Subjects: … Continue reading

Vigil, Juanita (“Jennie”) and Others – OH1022
Interview Date: 2001

TOPICS: Life on the Lohr farm, 1949-1950 (household chores, children’s games, walking to Hygiene School, canning, sewing); Description of farmstead (livestock, crops, outhouse); Description of farmhouse (bedrooms, kitchen)

Walker, Norma and Gail Walker Grissom – OH0612
Interview Date: 1992

People: Gilbert Shirley “Coach” Walker, Velma Walker, Mike Walker, Lynn Walker, Ann Yeager, Molly Malloy, Cela Lee   Places: Gold Hill, Sunshine Canyon, Boulder   Subjects: Trojan Ranch(summer camp for children), cooking, bears, building up and maintaining the ranch; M&M … Continue reading

Waneka, C. Clarence “Clancy” – OH0037
Interview Date: 1978

People: Clancy Waneka.   Places: Lafayette.   Subjects: farming; irrigation; farmers’ strike; the Depression.  

Waneka, Charles – OH0571
Interview Date: 1987

People: Charles Waneka, Henry Waneka.   Places: Lafayette.   Subjects: Colorado State Grange, Boulder Valley Grange no. 131, beet sugar, carnivals, farm buildings, locusts, medicine shows.  

Warembourg, Klubert and Helen Sekulich – OH0581
Interview Date: 1991

People: Klubert Warembourg, Helen Sekulich Warembourg.   Places: Louisville, Superior.   Subjects: milking cows/milk delivery — coal mine working conditions – – irrigation ditches — Superior School — Louisville School — Monarch School — manual arts classes — ethnic sections of … Continue reading

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