Collection: Mining

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

Damiana, Evonne R. OH1565
Interview Date: 2009

In this wide-ranging interview that is full of detailed and colorful stories, Evonne Damiana describes a life that included traveling from California to Colorado alone by bus at the age of six, living on a farm for part of her … Continue reading

Davies, Jack and Ruth – OH0012
Interview Date: 1978

People:  Jack Davies, Ruth Davies, Miss Roche.   Places:  Lafayette.   Subjects: Columbine Mine strike, union, mining terms, superstitions.

Delier, Julia – OH0394
Interview Date: 1988

People: Julia Delier, Ivy Baldwin.   Places: Marshall, Eldorado Springs, Superior.   Topics: Great Depression, Industrial Mine, Highway Mine, Interurban Railroad, 1938 flood, Marshall smelter, baseball, bar.  

DelPizzo, Nick A. – OH0002
Interview Date: 1976

Nick DelPizzo is a survivor of Monarch Mine #2 explosion in 1936. Supplementary material available at Carnegie Branch Library.

Fenolia, Ronald J. – OH0706
Interview Date: 1996

People: Ronald J. Fenolia, James Fenolia, Charles Liley.   Places: Marshall, Louisville, Broomfield, Lafayette.   Subjects: Coal mines in Marshall, Louisville, Broomfield, Lafayette — Irrigation ditches — Development of Broomfield, 1950s — Italian coal miners.  

Ferguson, David W. – OH1546
Interview Date: 2008

Dave Ferguson, the son, grandson, great-grandson and son-in-law of miners, describes, in vivid language, life in Louisville and in the mines and mining camps nearby from the 1920s to about the 1950s. He recalls his great-grandfather’s emigration from Scotland to … Continue reading

Fernie, Robert W. – OH0453
Interview Date: 1989

People: George Sager, Mr. McNally, Carlin brothers, Everett Long, Mr. Dolly, Mr. & Nellie Washburn, Ernie Ross, Ernie Betasso, Sam Craig, John Cochlin, Ms. Puddeyfoot.   Places: Switzerland Park, Loveland, Boulder Falls, Mont Alto, Glacier Lake, Silver Lake, Sugarloaf, Lakewood.   Topics: History, cars, … Continue reading

Flarty, Mary – OH0505
Interview Date: 1990

People: Gertrude DeFrance, John Todd   Places: Nederland (Colo.), Lakewood (Colo)   Topics: Nederland School District #18: teachers, building, recess, programs, courses, heating, Wolf Tongue mine, tungsten, hauling ore.    

Flarty, Russell – OH0346
Interview Date: 1987

People: Russell Flarty, Goldie Cameron.   Places: Nederland, Caribou, Lakewood.   Topics: 84 years old; Coal Spring Mine; tungsten, mining accidents, prices, road and dam, entertainment, dances, hippie era, Wolf Tongue Company, staking a claim; anecdotes, Switzerland Trail of America … Continue reading

Fletcher, Joe “Cotton” with Chelmar “Shine” Miller – OH0681
Interview Date: 1984

People: Jim Wise   Places: Erie   Topics: coal mines, children in mines, boarding houses, hotels, accidents, company stores; Columbine strike of 1927, Puritan Mine 1910-1914 strike, conditions in mines, wages, John Mitchell Day, riding box cars, bootlegging, Prohibition, early … Continue reading

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