McKay, Charles Church

McKay, Charles Church
McKay, Charles Church, interviewee; Nordhaus, Hannah, interviewer and videographer;
Date Recorded:
August 6, 2003
Date digitized:
August 6, 2003
Length of interview:
121 minutes, 22 seconds

Topics: raising cattle, Church’s Crossing stage stop, land owned by the Church family, mineral rights to land bought by Rocky Flats, mining (gravel, sand, clay, and rock), real estate development in the Rocky Flats area, relationship between Rocky Flats personnel and Charles McKay, West Spray Field (spraying of treated sewage), lawsuits filed by Charles McKay: for building permit; for permit to mine gravel, Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Wildlife (DOW), families who owned land in the Rocky Flats area, effect of Rocky Flats on development in the area, disputes over access to Rocky Flats property on which McKay owns mineral rights, protestors, disposal of Rocky Flats waste-water.

People: Marcus Church, Frank J. Church, Sarah H. Church, Steve Sheesvol, Judge Sherman Finesilver, Howard Holme, Al Hazle.

Places: Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant, Church Ranch, Jefferson County.

Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant.
Church family.
Church Ranch.
land rights and mineral rights.
Original Format:
This interview is part of a series of interviews about the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant. It was recorded for the Rocky Flats Cold War Museum and the Maria Rogers Oral History Program.
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