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Taylor, Walter Anthony (Tony) – oh1940

Walter Taylor talks about his life, what led him to being homeless, and the challenges of homeless life. He talks about good jobs he has had in the past; his previous struggle with alcoholism; the way that religion has helped … Continue reading

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Medina, Miguel – OH1878

Miguel Medina describes his childhood years in Puerto Rico, his immigration to the United States as a teenager, and challenging years in Cleveland and Chicago when he struggled to bring up seven children as a single parent. Eventually, he moved … Continue reading

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Salazar, Edwina OH – 1854

Edwina Salazar is the executive director of the OUR Center in Longmont, Colorado. She was born in Denver, Colorado, in 1948. Her father’s family, originally of Jewish origin, was from Northern New Mexico but had moved to the San Luis … Continue reading

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Acklin, Denzil and Jennie Acklin Crawford – OH1085

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, … Continue reading

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