Collection: Mining

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

Ruehlman, Dan – OH1364
Interview Date: 2005

People: Bill Mahan (Dan’s partner), Clinton “Dutch” Mason (worked in mine), Mike Smith (worked in mine), Tom Williams (worked in mine)   Places: Blue Bird Mine on Caribou Ranch open space property   Subjects: Blue Bird Mine, displays samples of … Continue reading

Rugg, Charles R. “Binx” – OH0456
Interview Date: 1989

Narrator discusses mining issues, including owners (Mogul, Virginia, Enterprise, Bobtai), mining laws, mine promotion, women in mining, mining accidents, and terms related to tailings dump. People discussed include: Todd Hendricks, Flarty Brown, Sweeney Bailey, Jack Langley, Governor Romer, Harrison Cobb, and John … Continue reading

Sampson, Joanna F. – OH1096
Interview Date: 2002

People:  Albert McHevick, Arthur Lakes, Brett Wheeler, Don Dimico, Frank McHevick Jr., Harold DeBaker, Joe Janicke, Joseph Gabriella, Paul Sibley, Todd Hunter   Places: Boulder County, Foxtown, Marshall   Subjects: City of Boulder Open Space, City of Boulder Landfill, coal … Continue reading

Sampson, Joanna F. – OH0937
Interview Date: 1989

People: Henry Amicarella, Jerry Armstrong, Mr. Dunn, Joseph Gabriella, Joe Hill, Richard Meyer Hill, David Skaggs, Ernie Zarini   Places: Columbine Mine (Erie, Colorado), Marshall (Colorado), Marshall Mesa Open Space, Sioux Rosebud Indian Reservation (Winner, South Dakota)   Subjects: Marshall … Continue reading

Sampson, Joanna F. – OH1762
Interview Date: 2011

Joanna Sampson, well known for her research on Marshall, Colorado, and coal mining, talks about her family history, western history in general, and coal mining history in particular. A long-time resident of Marshall, she talks about the areas’s residents, the … Continue reading

Sawhill, George and Charles – OH0336
Interview Date: 1983, 1986

People: George L. Sawhill, Charles Sawhill, Judge Housel.   Places: Boulder, Valmont, Davidson area, Burlington, Gunbarrel Hill.   Subjects: 90 years old; Donnelly house; Jones Hotel and stage stop; Jones and Donnelly irrigation ditch; Valmont School; brick yard; Presbyterian Church; … 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

Schmoll, Hazel Marguerite – OH0029
Interview Date: 1977

People: Hazel Schmoll.   Places: Ward, Caribou.   Subjects:  Ward; churches; mining; Ward fire of 1900; Caribou; hippies; Lodge of Pines.

Schoolland, John Bernard – OH0031
Interview Date: 1977

People: John Schoolland, Joseph Sturtevant.   Places: Boulder.   Subjects: The Depression, University of Colorado; mining; trains; churches; Boulder Then and Now.

Scohy, Alma Larena Nielsen – OH0030
Interview Date: 1978

People: Alma Scohy.   Places: Magnolia.   Subjects: The Depression; mining.

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