Zweck, Russell


Title
Zweck, Russell
Creator:
Zweck, Russell,ca. 1934-, interviewee; Hall, Steven, interviewer;
Date Recorded:
1995
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Description:

Russell Zweck was interviewed at his farm at 1107 N. 85th, Longmont, Colorado. Mr. Zweck’s grandfather acquired the property from a land grant to a soldier during the Indian Wars. He has the original deed signed by President Andrew Johnson. Mr. Zweck owns 224 acres. He recalls and reflects on a time before refrigeration was available, when barter was the principal method of economic exchange, when German prisoners of war were imported for labor in Longmont, and when boys had BB guns and played marbles for keeps. He remembers when tires, rubber boots, shoes, sugar, and flour were rationed; bacon fat and newspapers were saved; and high school buddies died during WWII. He talks about the changes that have taken place between the World War II era and the late twentieth century in Boulder County with regard to culture, values, and the economics of farming.

Subject:
Zweck, Gayle R., 1930-. Zweck, Russell, ca. 1934-. Farm life Colorado Boulder County. Farms Colorado Boulder County. World War, 1939-1945 Social aspects Colorado Boulder County. Longmont (Colo.) History Biography.
Language:
eng
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Local call number:
OH1680
Copyright:
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