Tag Archives: the Depression

Gonzales, Doris – oh1920

Doris Gonzales describes the hard times she and her family experienced growing up during The Depression after her father could not return from a visit to Mexico and her mother contracted tuberculosis. She lived with an aunt and uncle in … Continue reading

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Martinez, Mary – oh1912

Mary Martinez describes her childhood during The Depression. She first lived in Denver; after her mother died when Mary was five, she lived in Milliken, CO with grandparents who were immigrants from Mexico. She describes working in the beet fields. … Continue reading

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Robinson, Thema Morey – oh1850

Thelma Robinson speaks of her adventurous life from the time she was a newlywed living in the tar paper shack associated with the former Black Swan Mill to her writing about the experiences of the WWII Cadet Nurse Corps. Topics … Continue reading

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Ronald H. Rhode – OH1494

Boulder Country Club. Growing up in Nebraska during The Depression. Involvement in community organizations. Jobs during college years (farming, driving a delivery truck, work at a tavern and a stone quarry) Mt. Zion Lutheran Church. Post-WW II college years at … 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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Miles, Mary Lou and Steven – OH0943

People: Buffalo Bill Cody and Mrs. Cody, Dr. Martin B. Miles (Mary Lou’s husband), Honeybee Lennartz, Marie Tobin and Myron Witham, Louis Garbarino (who married Elizabeth Ryan), Rose Howe, Moschetti family, Lucinda, Telitha, Belshe, and Christopher Garbarino (children of Louis … Continue reading

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Howard, June Peterson – OH0976

People: Bernice Gould, Silvia Pettem, Fred Pruett, Maria Rogers   Places: Boulder, Cal-Wood (camp near Jamestown), Sunshine   Topics: teaching elementary school from 1966 to 1988, Boulder Valley Federation of Teachers, salaries, class size, planning time, gender stereotyping, Open Space, … Continue reading

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Herne, Mabel Ward – OH0454

Blanchard Lodge; Switzerland Trail Railroad; Mount Saint Gertrude; 1918 influenza; KKK (Ku Klux Klan); 1913 snow storm; World War I; World War II; Great Depression; 20th & Baseline service station; holidays; Pine Street Grocery; hippies; dress styles; Golden West Manor. … Continue reading

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Folsom, Franklin – OH0393

Boulder: University Hill neighborhood, school, University of Colorado, The Owl newspaper, father, mother, The Window magazine, boy scouts, Henry Smith, Colorado Mountain Club, W. Cockrell, Ku Klux Klan, prohibition, Dean Bigelow, Frank Oppenheimer, CU skiing, Great Depression   Brainard Lake … Continue reading

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Zarina, Peter F. – OH0373

Louisville: Great Depression, gambling; hose races; Ku Klux Klan; 1910 labor war; Columbine Mine; unions; 1927 massacre; 1918 influenza epidemic; anecdotes   Boulder: mud streets; Jordinelli’s Saloon, wooden sidewalks, depot, flood of 1894, Interurban collision of 1920, 1913 snow storm, … Continue reading

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