Collection: Mining

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

Bartell, Tom – OH0001
Interview Date: 1976

People: Tom Bartell.   Places: Boulder, Superior, Gold Hill.   Subjects: Superior; flu epidemic; first court case in Colorado; Boulder County Courthouse fire; stage stations; Gold Hill; mine strike.

Bolton, Allen and Ena – OH0529
Interview Date: 1990

People: Allen Bolton, Ena Bolton, Missouri Annie, Stationmaster Wilson.   Places: Niwot, Eldora, Hessie.   Subjects: Niwot: farm, 1913 snow, Stationmaster Wilson, heating, stores, Windsor Farm Dairy, Grange Hall, alfalfa mill fire, bank robbery, school pranks, Depression; illnesses: home remedies; Eldora: stores, contests, Missouri Annie, … Continue reading

Boyle, Clyde – OH0484
Interview Date: 1990

Boulder since 1935: gold mining: Gold Hill, Salina Mill; Slick Mines, Inc., Consolidated Caribou Mines; radioactive material; coal.    

Brown, Freda and Richard – OH0601
Interview Date: 1992

People: Josephine Roche, Tim Wirth, John Lewis.   Places: Lafayette, Rocky Flats, Gross Dam.   Topics: Coal mining, Simpson Mine, machinery, World War I, Valley roads, school, Watts Hardy Dairy, Black Lung Disease, Black Powder, fires, Columbine Mine, carbide lamps, New … Continue reading

Brugger, Frank – OH0010
Interview Date: 1978

People: Frank Brugger.   Places: Lafayette.   Subjects: Miner and carpenter.

Buchan, Ruth – OH0641
Interview Date: 1993

Eldora, Robertsons’s Gold Mine, rare books, Donald Kemp, cemetery, tents, The Goldminer.    

Buchanan, Doris M. G. – OH0449
Interview Date: 1989

Places: Lakewood, Sugarloaf, Boulder. Topics: boarding house, Friday Tungsten Mine; dancing; family background; Indians; 1918 influenza; ladies’ corsets; cooking; Great Depression; picking tungsten dump; nursing home at 801 Arapahoe.  

Bullard, William T. (Blackie) – OH0417
Interview Date: 1988

People: Blackie Bullard, Mr. Tisone.   Places: Boulder, Eldorado Springs.   Subjects: Boulder: Flagstaff, trucking; Centennial Mine; Pioneer Milk Lines; Boulder Mattress Company; Watts Hardy; water supply; Black Diamond; industrial laundry. Civilian Conservation Corps: worked on Flagstaff Road, amphitheater. Pioneer … Continue reading

Burt, Larry – OH0887
Interview Date: 1997

People: Father Harvey Burt: superintendent of the Boulder Canyon hydroelectric plant from 1913-1922, Mrs. Revell: midwife, Zang family of Broomfield, Joe Huddart: lumber company owner in Broomfield   Places: Eisenhower, Caribou, Nederland, Ward, Kassler Lake, Broomfield Heights   Topics: building … Continue reading

Burt, Lawrence Strite – OH0905
Interview Date: 1997

People: John (Jack) Kossler, Mrs. Kossler (Jack’s mother), Roland Revel and Mrs. Revel, Walker family   Places: Boulder Canyon, Caribou town site, Kossler Lake, Kossler ranch in back of Lookout Mountain, Magnolia town site, Walker ranch   Subjects: Kossler-Walker School, … Continue reading

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