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Douglas County History Research Center (Colo.)

Overview
Works: 657 works in 676 publications in 2 languages and 1,403 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Oral histories  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  History  Photographs 
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Most widely held works by Douglas County History Research Center (Colo.)
Attilio Caporiccio - Veterans History Project oral history interview by Attilio F Caporiccio( Visual )

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

In this interview, Mr. 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 on being stationed on Guadalcanal
Blimp landed and transferred personnel( Visual )

1 edition published in 1953 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Two blimps are in flight from left to right in the photo toward the U.S.S. Siboney on the distant horizon. A small portion of the deck of the USS Cassin Young is visible in the lower right of the photograph. A sailor is leaning against the guard rail
[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
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
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
USS Goss, DE-444( Visual )

1 edition published in 1951 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

USS Goss, DE-444, underway with ship's company in formation on the bow. A low bluff with some buildings is visible in the background. Photograph taken near San Diego, Calif. The Goss was originally commissioned 26 August 1944, served in World War II, and was decommissioned at San Diego 15 June 1946. She was recommissioned 27 December 1950 at San Diego and was assigned as a reserve training ship. The ship was decommissioned at Astoria, Ore., 10 October 1958 and placed in reserve
Oral history interview with Mildred Stewart Graves by Mildred S Graves( )

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

Mildred Graves discusses growing up in Douglas County, Colorado, her experiences of living on her family's farm, and later moving to the town of Castle Rock. She describes memorable events such as the advent of electricity in Castle Rock in 1918, the flood of 1921, and other events that affected the town. She also talks about some of the people that lived in the town at the time, e.g. Upton Treat Smith, a Civil War veteran who was prominent in the community
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
Joe Procopio - Veterans History Project oral history interview by Joseph G Procopio( Visual )

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

In this interview Joe discusses his youth; attending the US Naval Academy; three tours in Vietnam, one into Cambodia; the USS Conflict (MSO-426); his relationship with General McClellan; life after Vietnam; NATO in the Atlantic; the Pentagon and Europe; post-Navy life; and his retirement
T. Herman, SOSN( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A young man (T. Herman, Seaman) wearing a microphone around his neck smiles for the camera while sitting in the "Sonar Shack", a room housing the ship's sonar equipment, aboard the USS Cassin Young. Sonar equipment is in front of him
[Bette Gilbert Saunders]( Visual )

1 edition published in 1935 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Bette Saunders is standing outside next to the steps leading to the screened door of a building. She is wearing a close-fitting hat and an unbuttoned coat with a fur collor over her knee-length dress and appears to be holding a book. One of the clapboards on the building is missing
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
 
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