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.

Cito, Donald and Rodgers, Donna Cito – OH 1896
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Siblings Donna Cito Rodgers and Donald Cito talk about the land on North 79th Street in Niwot that has been in their family since their great-grandparents homesteaded it in the early 1900s. They talk about dry-land wheat farming, dairy farming, … Continue reading

Clyncke, Freeman J. – OH1620
Interview Date: 1995

Freeman Clyncke’s grandparents came to Colorado in the late 1800s and settled south and east of Boulder. His grandfather and his three brothers farmed and ranched and have run the riding stables in Eldorado Springs for 42 years. He is … Continue reading

Condon, Willa and Bill Condon – OH0323
Interview Date: 1986

People: Willa Condon, Bill Condon,¬†Peter Housel, Wolcott and Condon family members.   Places: Boulder.   Subjects: Lived on Mapleton Avenue and Marine Street; Mapleton School (lists teachers); State Preparatory School; Burr’s Business College; Pi Phi Sorority at University of Colorado; … Continue reading

Cook, Robert Lee – OH0875
Interview Date: 1996

Places: Colorado Springs, CO; Rush, CO; Boulder, CO; Cripple Creek, CO; Copper Rock, CO; Broadmore Hotel; Victor, CO; Broomfield, CO; Gregory Canyon   People: Chris Tovani; Dr. Norlin, president of C.U.; Leonard Wittemyer; George Reynolds; Aileen Fisher; Iciminda Yockey; Peter … Continue reading

Coughlin, Lucile – OH0944
Interview Date: 1999

People: Jonathan and Lloyd Hodgson   Places: Boulder, Rowena, Sugarloaf   Topics: history of Hodgson, Dexter (Daxacher), Coughlin families, family photos ; family farming in Boulder including haying, growing own food, hog butchering, cattle ranching in Sugarloaf ; Gold Hill … Continue reading

Cox, Patricia Joder – OH1389
Interview Date: 2005

People: Anna Best Joder, Bob (Robert) Joder, Ellie Joder   Places: Boulder, Joder Arabian Ranch, Peaceful Valley   Topics: Anna Best Joder (early life, living in Kansas, Nebraska and Wyoming, “Arabian Horse News” magazine she founded and published, moving to … Continue reading

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

Darby, Edmund – OH0500
Interview Date: 1990

People: Edmund Darby,¬†Anna J. Ewing Bittner, George P. Darby, Jenny Cranson Darby, Ted W.D. McCaslin, Jack Murphy, Thomas Peck, George W. Webster.   Places: Hygiene.   Subjects: Armstrong School, Culver School, Pella School, games. Malcolm Clark’s grocery. Cattle brands, blacksmith, … Continue reading

Dickens, Jack – OH0987
Interview Date: 2000

People: Morris Coffin; John Henry Dickens, Will Dickens, William Henry Dickens, Jimmy Kanemoto, George MacIntosh, Ethel Hine Reeder   Places: Burlington, Dickens Court in Longmont, Lohr-MacIntosh homestead site, Longmont, Walden   Subjects: Dickens Opera House, family genealogy, Longmont businesses (Farmers’ … Continue reading

Distel, Joe A. – OH0808
Interview Date: 1996

People: Joe A. Distel, Hiram Prince, Al Schofield, John Steinbach, John and Elizabeth Applehans Distel, Lafayette Miller.   Places: Lafayette.   Subjects: Lafayette Miller homestead (east of city hall), German-Russian immigrants, life of Germans in Russia, St. Walburga, construction of … Continue reading

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