Heil, Robert “Bud”, Velma, and Dale

Heil, Robert “Bud”, Velma, and Dale
Heil, Robert "Bud", interviewee; Heil, Velma, interviewee; Heil, Dale, interviewee; Kippen, Sheryl, interviewer; Beam, Carol, interviewer; Grady, Kevin, interviewer; Kippen, Sheryl, videographer;
Date Recorded:
October 16 2012
Date digitized:
October 16 2012
Length of interview:
59 minutes, 5 seconds

Bud, Velma, and Dale Heil discuss the Heil Ranch—including its purchase by the family in 1949, its many uses over the years, the buildings that dot the ranch land, and the sale of much of the ranch to create Boulder County open space. They describe the houses and outbuildings that the family used, many of which they moved from Boulder. Buildings include a barn built by expanding a garage, a cabin known as “the outlaw cabin,” and the Altona schoolhouse. They also discuss the many public events hosted by the ranch, such as hayrides, the Beer and Steer event, Christmas tree and firewood cutting, and paintball games.

Robert "Bud" Heil
Velma Heil
Dale Heil
Heil Ranch (Left Hand Canyon, Colo.)
Altona School (Altona, Colo.)
Ranch life, Colorado, Boulder County
Original Format:
digital mini DV
This interview is part of the Boulder County Open Space section.
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