Collection: Mining

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

Warren, David – OH1473
Interview Date: 2007

Jobs (cattle and horse wrangler [Harmony Ranch], machinist [Bayne Automotive], Mayor of Ward). Mines and Mills (Forest Queen Mine, Eureka Mine, Mining techniques). Schooling Ward (life in [1950-1970s], residents, buildings, conflict [school bell, streetlights, hippies], Fire Department). Includes video of … Continue reading

Warren, Paul E. and Bertha Strandberg – OH0038
Interview Date: 1977

People: Paul Warren, Bertha Warren, Ida Bass.   Places: Boulder, Balarat, Hidden Valley, Jamestown.   Subjects: Boulder, Balarat, coal miners, coal mining, gold and silver mining, Smuggler Mine, circus, Sunset Hill, CCC, family, Hidden Valley, Mining strikes, Jamestown, Kohler Ranch, … Continue reading

Western Yesterdays – OH0856
Interview Date: [197?]

Recorded for the KGNU radio program, Western Yesterdays, with Forest Crossen.

Wienbroeer, Ralph T. – OH0407
Interview Date: 1988

People: Ralph T. Wienbroeer, Mother Jones.   Places:Trinidad, Boulder.   Subjects: mining unions, state legislature, 1913 flood; Juniper neighborhood, Optimists Club, Prohibition; violin.  

Williams, Carl W. – OH0348
Interview Date: 1987

People: Carl W. Williams, John L. Lewis, Buffalo Bill.   Places: Boulder, Lafayette.   Topics: Vietnamese Series: born in Lafayette; 1927 coal miners’ strike; ethnic groups; Columbine Mine; influenza; Mexicans in mines; bootlegging; frontier fighting; coal miners’ doctors; cattle drives; riding … Continue reading

Williams, Harold J. and Elba Richie – OH0039
Interview Date: 1978

People: Harold Williams, Elba Richie Williams.   Places: Marshall, Superior.   Subjects: mining; uranium; prospecting; cement business.  

Williams, Roger – OH0180
Interview Date: 1977

Housing in mining camps, school in Gold Hill, Tungsten, shooting squirrels and ground hogs, ground venison, Silverton, Nederland, Caribou, mining contests, methods used in mining.    

Williamson, Mary, with Carl Lang and Julia Delier – OH0395
Interview Date: 1988

People: Mary Burton Williamson, Julia Delier, Carl Lang.   Places: Marshall, Eldorado Springs, Boulder.   Topics: boarding house at Fox Mine, mines closing; moonshine; store, anecdotes, Community Hospital.  

Wolcott, Jewel M. and Roland – OH0609
Interview Date: 1992

People: Wolcott family, Dr. Mauer.   Places: Boulder, Ward.   Topics: downtown Boulder businesses, doctors’ offices, few restaurants, war work for women during World War II, living in Boulder Canyon starting in 1944, keeping house with no running water, self-esteem … Continue reading

Yates, Betty E. – OH0405
Interview Date: 1988

People: Betty E. Yates, Conda family, Rosser family.   Places: Marshall,  Nederland, Sugarloaf, Boulder, Caribou.   Topics: coal mines, schoolhouse, Columbia Mine; tungsten mines, stores, home; Mount Saint Gertrude, Masonic Temple, Eastern Star Chapter, vandalism, Meals on Wheels.  

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