Denzil Acklin and his older sister Genevieve (Genny) Acklin Crawford grew up in the Industrial Mine camp in Superior, Colorado. Their father was a coal miner. They relate their experiences in this milieu, referring particularly to school, fun, family activities, work and the 1938 flood. Some experiences are personal to each of them and some reflect their being part of a very supportive, close-knit community. The interview emphasizes that theirs were happy lives in spite of not having material possessions.
People: Josephine Roche
Places: Superior, Industrial Mining Camp
Topics: Industrial Mining Camp (homes, community, holidays, recreation), The Depression, poverty, Rocky Mountain Fuel Company, mining (accidents, mules, union benefits), 1938 flood, comparison of children then (1930s) and now (2002).
Photos: Includes 10 videographed photographs of: Superior area, Industrial Mining Camp (1920s and 1930s), houses, school children, the Acklin family, the 1938 flood, a Model A Roadster.
Boulder (Colo.) History.