Collection: Mining

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

Gilman, Jack and Mary and C.W. Gibbs – OH0751
Interview Date: 1963, 1965

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

Gorce, Cecilia M. (Sallee) – OH0599
Interview Date: 1992

People: Marguerite Payton Thompson, Sheriff Sanford Buster, Minnie May Cunningham, Mrs. Jacobs, George Peterson.   Places: St. Walburga Abbey, Lover’s Hill, Erie, Eldorado Springs.   Topics: KKK (Ku Klux Klan), cemeteries, sledding, May Day, Halloween, circuses, Interurban Railroad, Zimmerman Ditch, Puritan Mine, … Continue reading

Grant, William B. – OH1463
Interview Date: 2007

Concentration mills. Life in Ward in the 1930s (one-room schoolhouse, logging wood to burn for heat). Miner’s Resort in Ward. Mines (White Raven mine, Old Idaho mine, mine closures during World War II, destruction of mines for scrap metal). Mining … Continue reading

Grass, Robert A. – OH1329
Interview Date: 2005

People: Arlene W. Yates Grass, Donald Benjamin Grass, Herb Dillard, Ben Grass, Norm Howe   Places: Boulder   Subjects: growing up in North Boulder (Newlands Addition) in the 1940s and 1950s, gold mine on Magnolia Road that was shut down … Continue reading

Guy Tanner – OH0343
Interview Date: 1987

Nederland: old Tanner Brothers groceries, mining, tungsten mill, Wolf Tongue Mill, Colorado Springs Mine, Conger Mine; entertainment, buildings, Green’s groceries, anecdotes, Goldie Cameron; Boulder.  

Helart, Ruth Dunn – OH0066
Interview Date: 1982

People: Ruth Helart.   Places: Eldorado Springs.   Subjects: Town history; mining; Indians.

Hendricks, Thomas – OH 1084
Interview Date: 2002

PLACES:                        Nederland                      Caribou                       Cross Mine                       Valmont Butte Mill                       Cardinal Mill   TOPICS:                        Gold mining                        Silver mining                        Mining techniques                        Computer modeling of ore deposits                     … Continue reading

Hendricks, Thomas – OH 1086
Interview Date: 2002

This recording is of a lecture given to Boulder County Parks and Open Space volunteers on a field trip to the Caribou Mining District.   PLACES:                     Caribou Mining District                               Cross Mine                                                     Caribou Mine                               Boulder County Mine … Continue reading

Hendricks, Thomas S. – OH1428
Interview Date: 2006

This interview was filmed on site at Valmont Butte. Background noise makes a few parts of the interview difficult to hear. Businesses located on Valmont Butte (Allied Chemical, Boulder Coal Company, Valmont Mill). Mining (gold mining, fluorspar mining). Public Service … Continue reading

Hornback, Charles E. with Bolton, Barbara Lilly – OH1363
Interview Date: 2005

People: Charles Eugene and Clara Phebus Hornback, William T. Harpel, Clara and Merle Rugg, Charles “Binx” Rugg, Rose Rugg Northrop, Verne Eugene and Elsa Elizabeth (Axelson) Hornback, Earl Bolton, Verne Quinton Hornback, Frank Anderson, Fred Dopp from Jamestown, Mickey Coughlin … Continue reading

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