Tag Archives: Longmont

Howe, Alfred Bart – OH2013

Alfred Howe, referred to as Bart in this interview, talks about his life in Boulder County and his career at IBM and StorageTek. Originally from Oklahoma, he and his wife Mary moved to the Boulder area in 1970, drawn in … Continue reading

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Trevino, Arthur – OH1953

Arthur Trevino describes the damage to his rental home in Longmont, caused by the Boulder County Flood of 2013.  Art’s experience was complicated by several factors: he had moved to Boulder only four months before the flood; during the most … Continue reading

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Dominguez, Harold – OH1925

Harold Dominguez, the city manager of Longmont, was born in Lubbock, Texas, in 1972 and grew up in the nearby town of Sundown. He talks about his upbringing and the people in his family who were mentors for him. After … 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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Villagran, Lily and Lucia – OH 1884

Lucia Villagran was born in El Fresno, Chihuahua, Mexico, in 1926. Lily, her daughter, was born in Canutillo, Texas, in 1958. Lucia’s husband worked in the fields in New Mexico and came to Colorado in 1976 to work in the … Continue reading

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Kimmett, David – OH1922

David Kimmett describes his experience commuting to and from work by bicycle in Longmont, Colorado, on September 12, 2013, in the midst of the widespread flooding that happened that week.  He details the state of creeks, rivers, roads and bridges … Continue reading

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Moreno, Marta Valenzuela – OH1881

Marta Valenzuela Moreno is the Executive Director of El Comité, a non-profit organization that focuses on helping underserved people in Longmont, primarily Latinos, solve legal problems, achieve citizenship, recoup wages, and overcome unfair treatment among other services. She talks about … Continue reading

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Ramirez, Carmen – OH1880

Carmen Ramirez, born in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1960, is the program coordinator for the Community Relations Division of the City of Longmont. She also has been the head of the Latino Task Force of Boulder County and an active … Continue reading

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Brown, Margaret (Peg) – OH1986

Peg Brown relates her experience of having her and her partner’s house flood during the Boulder County Flood of 2013. She describes the flood itself, evacuation from her neighborhood, returning to survey the damage, how she and her family members … Continue reading

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Ellingwood, Robert W. – OH1414

ABSTRACT: Robert Ellingwood discusses the settling of Longmont in the nineteenth century and its growth and development in the twentieth century. He describes the lives of his wife grandparents, Ben and Nellie Calkins, who were born in Longmont in the … Continue reading

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