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Douglas County History Research Center (Colo.)

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Works: 1,223 works in 1,432 publications in 2 languages and 2,343 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Oral histories  History  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Photographs  Local history  Documentary television programs 
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[Ullery store front]( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A portion of the Ullery Store in Sedalia, Colo., a building with false fronts and a porch supported by square posts. The part of the building visible on the left of the photograph has a higher false front and double louvered doors flanked by large store front windows with 9 panes of glass. To the right, the false front is lower and there is a door in the center flanked by 2 large windows. The left window has what appears to be a grill located under it. Part of of a larger building is visible in the rear, primarily the roof with a center dormer and 2 chimneys
Oral history interview with Wallace and Clara E. (McClure) Turner by Clara Emily Turner( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Clara primarily talks about the history of the Lone Tree School in Douglas County, Colorado, and her experiences of attending the school. She recalls the first school buses in 1939/1940 and the consolidation of the schools in 1958. Other subjects that are touched on are other schools in the area, growing up on a farm in in early Douglas County, the dam at Perry Park bursting in 1920, their first car, and people who also lived in the area. While her husband, Wallace, participates in the interview, most of the content of the interview is provided by Clara
Study copies notebook( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Hilbert Schauer - Veterans History Project oral history interview by Hilbert Schauer( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In this interview, Judge Schauer talks about his experiences growing up in the Dust Bowl; serving in the Army, including Basic Training and Officers Candidate School, demolitions work in the European Theater, serving as an officer in an all-Black unit, and interaction with foreign civilians; and his work as a lawyer and a judge in Colorado
Curtis Dale - Veterans History Project oral history interview by Curtis D Dale( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Curtis D. Dale was born on August 11, 1937 in St. Alban's West Virginia. He entered the U.S Air Force in September 1959 after completing four years of ROTC training at West Virginia University. His service ended in June 1986. In this interview, Curtis Dale describes the various missions he flew in his service as well as the types of aircraft he flew, from flying weather reconnaissance in B-47s over Alaska to flying Gooney Birds over Vietnam; as well as his opinions on the political situation during his service in Vietnam
Oral history interviews with Elizabeth "Bette" Saunders by Elizabeth Gilbert Saunders( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In this 3 part interview, Bette Saunders describes her memories of growing up and living in Douglas County, Colorado. Highlights of the different interview segments are: Part 1: Bette talks about her parents' families, the Gilberts and the Noyes, and early memories of growing up as a child,attending school (Cherry School and later high school in Castle Rock), and her experiences up until the end of World War II. Part 2: Bette continues her family's history, and also provides a view of what the town of Castle Rock looked like in the 1930s-40s, as well as her memories of the 1965 flood. Part 3: She continues to describe early memories of growing up in Dougas County, e.g. attending cultural events and the Castle Rock star lighting event, and witnessing the Douglas County Courthouse fire of 1978, the blizzard of 1946, and the cyclone of 1937
Oral history interview with Otis Meril Chartier by Otis M Chartier( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Chartier describes his initial enlistment in the Army Air Corps, his efforts to pursue an army career related to airplanes, and his eventual enrollment in the Infantry shortly before being deployed to duty in France. From there he provides a detailed account of being an infantry soldier on the war's front on the Maginot Line. He recalls his initial contact with German soldiers, being the only survivor of a 12-member scouting squad ambushed by the Germans, and recovery in a French hospital as a result of a subsequent enemy encounter. He continues his story of front line experiences with the enemy, and concludes by describing his observations at the end of the war and his travel across Europe to England as part of his journey home
Schweiger Ranch( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Established in the late 1870s by brothers John, Joseph and Jacob Schweiger from Austria, Schweiger Ranch was a working ranch in Douglas County, Colorado. In this video, the manager for Coventry Development, developer of the RidgeGate community built on land originally part of the ranch, and the mayor of the City of Lone Tree discuss the historical significance of the ranch and the plans for preserving it. Also included is an excerpt from a 1980 oral history interview with Rose Schweiger Tuggle, daughter of John Schweiger, that is included in the collection of the Douglas County History Research Center. The Center's staff also provide additional information on the Schweiger family, their life, and the early ranch
William J. Gibb Jr. - Veterans History Project oral history interview by William J Gibb( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In this interview, Bill discusses his WWII experiences in the Navy and aboard the USS Intrepid, including his survival of kamikaze attacks against the aircraft carrier
Jamie LaRue - Douglas County Libraries oral history interview by James LaRue( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In this interview, Jamie LaRue talks about establishing the library district, intellectual freedom, relationships with the Library Board of Trustees, library philosophy, building communities, outreach and a host of other topics that community members may find engaging
Oral history interview with Dorothy Roerig by Dorothy Macdonald Roerig( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Dorothy Roerig recounts her memories about growing up in the Nighhawk area, including stories about the characters in the area, including one Mr. Ballou who burnt down the hotel in South Platte, was subsequently hunted by law enforcement and died of an apparent suicide. She talks about the Chessman Dam which her grandfather helped build, as well as several other notable buildings in the Denver area, including the Brown Palace Hotel and Trinity Church. She recalls the railroad that ran between Leadville and Denver, and how life was for a girl growing up in the cabin where her mother baked 18 loaves of bread a week, washed clothes in a river and cooked in a copper boiler. She also talks about the Two Forks Dam, a proposed project that was being considered at the time of the interview in 1992 and, if built, would have affected the Nighthawk area
Bill Noe - 1965 Flood oral history interview by Richard William Noe( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

1965 Flood Oral History interview with Bill Noe, conducted by Suzanne Hanson, in Castle Rock, on April 29, 2015. At the time of the flood, the Bill Noe's family lived on the MacHurst Ranch, which is west of Larkspur, at the intersection of Perry Park Road and Fox Farm Road. Bill describes his experiences during the storm and subsequent flooding, the extent of damage across the area, his children's reaction, and the clean up and rebuilding process, including some of the regulation changes that occurred as a result of the flood
Oral history interview with Thomas Fallbach by Thomas R Fallbach( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Fallbach describes his experiences while living in Sedalia, Colo., including losing his home in a fire, and various experiences of being a member of the West Douglas Fire Dept. for 20 years. He also reminisces about growing up in suburban Chicago, and his early exposure to dog training while in high school. He recalls his training and experiences in diving while in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II, including his firefighting training while assigned to the USS Klickitat refueling aircraft carriers. He recounts his various jobs in Chicago after being discharged, including working at a small airport that became O'Hare Field, owning his own company, and his subsequent move to the Denver area
John L. France - Veterans History Project oral history interview by John L France( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In his interview, he relates his experiences of the multiple aspects of basic training; the rigors of flight training, from propeller aircraft to jets; his tour of duty in Japan, including a close call for France as his plane's engine quits; and his experience as a stunt pilot in the National Guard Minute Men squadron
Oral history interview with Edward T. Nelson by Edward T Nelson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Nelson relates his experiences in the U.S. Army during World War II. He reviews the training he received after joining the service in 1941, and the battles he fought in the European Theater. After being discharged in 1945, he returned home to Colorado, re-enlisted with duties in the military police and as a recruiter. He ends the interview discussing his civilian career as a corrections officer after retiring from military service
LeRoy David Dies, Jr. - Veterans History Project oral history interview by LeRoy David Dies( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mr. Dies left the University of Nebraska in the spring of 1969 and received his draft notice in the fall of that year. After reporting at Omaha, he was sent to Fort Polk, Louisiana for 8 weeks of basic training. He was then accepted to Non-Commissioned Officer school at Fort Benning in Georgia, where he continued infantry training and took leadership classes for 12 weeks. For completing the program, he earned a stripe and a promotion to sergeant. Mr. Dies was then assigned to the 1st Air Cavalry in Vietnam in March of 1970. After landing at Bein Hoa, he joined his division at the Quan Loi base. Mr. Dies' primary objective working in the field was to identify enemy threats around the base. In his interview, he talks a lot about the booby traps they found and the fighting style of the Vietnamese. He was also part of the invasion of Cambodia and spent March-May of 1970 trying to destroy enemy supplies. Mr. Dies was injured after 9 months in Vietnam by a hand grenade and then reassigned to a finance unit at the Long Binh base. He spent the remaining 4 months of his tour in Vietnam working with the finance unit. Mr. Dies now works as a substance abuse therapist, focusing on helping Vietnam veterans. He briefly touches on the post-war climate veterans faced coming back from Vietnam
Oral history interview with Cora Deane Younger by Cora Deane Younger( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Cora talks about her life growing up in the Cherry Valley area of rural Douglas County, and being raised in a household that included her grandparents. She discusses daily life on the ranch, including the celebration of Christmas, canning, laundry day, and other daily chores. She also recalls her school experiences, the local social life, and her neighbors
Oral history interview with Tom Butterfield by Tom Butterfield( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Tom Butterfield describes life in the rural Indian Park area southwest of Sedalia, Colo. during the mid-20th century. He recalls residing there originally with his aunt, and his recollections of attending the Indian Park School as a child (originally called the Brown School), and later high school in neighboring Castle Rock. He reminisces about the family's neighbors, and various area activities he remembers during that time, e.g. moonshining and sawmills. The interview then shifts focus as Butterfield describes his experiences while in the Navy in World War II, specifically his participation in the Normandy invasion and transporting troops and supplies aboard the LST (landing ship tank) he was assigned to
Oral history interview with Henry F. Bohne by Henry F Bohne( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this interview, Henry Bohne relates his experiences in the U.S. Navy. Bohne is a Korean War-era veteran who served from 1950 to 1954, and was a Petty Officer First Class when his enlistment ended. After three months in boot camp, Bohne was posted to San Diego, CA where he served aboard the U.S.S. Goss, DE-444, as a general duty deckhand before becoming a Sonarman Striker working in the Sonar Shack. He describes shipboard life on both the U.S.S. Goss and the U.S.S. Cassin Young, where he was transferred in 1951. The U.S.S. Cassin Young operated out of Newport, RI, as part of Destroyers, Atlantic. Although the ship traveled to many ports, it spent a lot time in the Caribbean. Bohne describes some of the anti-submarine exercises the ship took part in, as well his duties and the sonar equipment. In 1952, Bohne went to Sonar School in Key West, FL where he graduated first in his class. Bohne relates his experiences going home when his enlistment ended and his life after his tour of duty
Oral history interview with Attilio F. Caporiccio by Attilio F Caporiccio( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this oral history transcript, Caporiccio describes his experiences trying to enlist in the Civilian Conservation Corps and the Navy; life on Hawaii leading up to and including the attack on Pearl Harbor; flying patrol and combat missions over the Pacific; experiences providing support to U.S. Marines on Midway, and the British on Fiji; and being stationed on Guadalcanal
 
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controlled identityDouglas Public Library District (Douglas County, Colo.). Local History Collection

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