Collection: Mining

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

Cernich, Frank – OH0799
Interview Date: 1996

People: Frank Cernich, Charles Forthsythe, Edward J. Vollmer.   Places: Lafayette, Boulder.   Subjects: Coal mines and miners: Columbine Mine, mine mules — Depression: WPA — Lafayette: schools, churches, city council, swimming pool, miners’ homes — Boulder: Mork and Mindy … Continue reading

Church, Alice – OH0672
Interview Date: 1992

People: Alice Church, Jay M. Church, Maud Church Hutchinson.   Places: Boulder, Eldora, Sunshine.   Subjects: Freight wagons and freighting; stage to Eldora; Eldora Mine; Parker Merrill’s second hand store; Boulder Falls picnics; living in tents; dances. CREATOR

Cobb, Harrison – OH0986
Interview Date: 2000

People: M.S. Brandt, George Rouse, H.M. Williamson, Professor Woody   Places: Boulder County, Caribou, Colorado City, Four Mile Canyon, Gold Hill, Jamestown, Left Hand Canyon, Nederland, Rowena, Salina, Sugarloaf, Wallstreet, Ward   Subjects: Boulder County mills (Black Cloud, Binford, Bracken, … Continue reading

Cobb, Harrison S. – OH0810
Interview Date: 1996

People: Al More, Sworts family, Ray Sullivan, “Doc” Zangara   Places: Sunset, Copper Rock, Wallstreet, Salina, Crisman, Summerville, Jamestown, Springdale, Tungsten   Topics: mining in Boulder County, processes, people, mills, places, Ingram Mine.  

Columbine Memorial celebration – OH0462
Interview Date: 1989

Memorial celebration for the Columbine Mine disaster of 1927: singing of coal miner’s songs; history of massacre; Columbine Mine Opera; Joanna Sampson discussed; women injured; World War I, Wobblies, Mother Jones; Joe Hill, Ballad of the Company Mule, Mailer’s Union, … Continue reading

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

People: Willa Condon, Bill Condon,┬áPeter 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

Conroe, Alma Lee – OH0803
Interview Date: 1996

People: Alma Lee Conroe, Tom Beshears, Dr. Bixler, Leonard Hildreth, Dr. Woodruth, Dr. Yost.   Places: Longmont, Erie.   Subjects: early life, school, Great Western Sugar, small businesses, coal mines.  

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

Craig, Elna – OH0231
Interview Date: 1976

People: Elna Craig.   Places: Sugarloaf.   Subjects: Sugarloaf history: social and mining history, 1900-1945. Recorded for the History of Sugarloaf Project, which was funded by a grant from the Colorado Humanities Program in 1977.  

Crossen, Forest – OH0271
Interview Date: 1985

Supplemental material available in OH file. History of gold mining in Colorado; history of Boulder.  

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