Collection: Mining

This collection includes interviews about both coal mining and hard-rock mining.

Acklin, Denzil – OH1098
Interview Date: 2002

People: Jennie Acklin Crawford, Violet Gardner, Dave Kerr, George Kupfner   Places: Superior, Industrial Mining Camp   Topics: Industrial Mining Camp, houses, boarding house, Morell farmhouse and barn, diagram showing layout of camp, fence built during mine strikes, 1938 flood … Continue reading

Acklin, Denzil and Jennie Acklin Crawford – OH1085
Interview Date: 2002

Denzil Acklin and his older sister Genevieve (Genny) Acklin Crawford grew up in the Industrial Mine camp in Superior, Colorado. Their father was a coal miner. They relate their experiences in this milieu, referring particularly to school, fun, family activities, … Continue reading

Altman, Samuel – OH0366
Interview Date: 1987

People: Samuel Altman.   Places: Boulder, Caribou.   Topics: University Hill School; State Preparatory School, Flag Rush Days; Seventh Day Adventists; Great Depression; stamp mill, preparing gold for mill; Cloverleaf Creamery; hauling ice; lightning rod business.  

Amicarella, Effie – OH0428
Interview Date: 1989

Places: Lafayette. Topics: library, town, churches, Wednesday Study Club, Camp Fire Girls, Historical Society, Miner’s Museum.  

Armstead, Wanda Burch – OH0646
Interview Date: 1993

People: Brand family, Seth and Roy Armstead.   Places: Hygiene, Old Prague Inn, Lee Hill School, Boulder Business College.   Subjects: 1912 coal miner’s strike, 1913 snow storm, 1918 influenza epidemic, dances, 1912 Ford, Armstead Paint and Body Shop, Pow Wow.  

Arner, Wayne – OH0396
Interview Date: 1988

People: Wayne Arner, Dick Morgan.   Places: Lafayette.   Topics: Talk given to the Lafayette Historical Society, coal mining, “Wobblies.”  

Autrey, Bill – OH1109
Interview Date: 2002

People: Fred Autrey, Zelda Hake Autrey, Emmeline Hake, Charles Autrey, James Sterling Autrey, Count Henry Autré, Bertha Frances Prince Autrey, Elmer Autrey   Places: Original Town Superior, Industrial Mining Camp, Lafayette   Topics: Rocky Mountain Fuel Company company store, Hake … Continue reading

Autrey, Raymond – OH1533
Interview Date: 2008

Raymond Autrey is a descendent of the Hake/Autrey families, who were, in the 1860s, original settlers of the Superior, Colorado. It was on the Hake farm that coal was discovered in 1894. This interview is a wide-ranging one in which … Continue reading

Bailey, Annie A. – OH0139
Interview Date: 1978

People: Annie A. Bailey.   Places: Nederland, Tungsten.   Subjects: school; club; entertainment; local business, influenza epidemic of 1918, wood stoves, cabins, Williams Dairy, Greens Store, maternity home in Boulder, dances.  

Barber, Mark M. – OH0063
Interview Date: 1959

People: Mark Barber, Jonas Barber, Horace McGrew, Frank Fowler.   Places: Boulder, Eldorado Springs, Black Hawk, Golden.   Subjects: Grandfather, Jonas Barber, came in covered wagon in 1860, miner in Black Hawk; Indians in Wyoming; wagon train from Omaha to Denver … Continue reading

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