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Douglas County History Research Center (Colo.)

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Works: 620 works in 638 publications in 1 language and 1,178 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  History  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Maps  Photographs‡vAerial 
Classifications: G4313.D6E15 2009, 978.886
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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
Oral history interview with Florence Beeman Campbell, Louise Beeman Hier by Florence Beeman Campbell ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
In this 2 part interview, Florence and Louise reminisce about growing up in Sedalia, living with their grandparents, deaths of Beeman family members, and their hard-working mother who continued to care for the family after her husband died at an early age. They recall community events popular in Sedalia, e.g. Thanksgiving Ball, and the 4th of July celebration, as well as many of the families and residences in Sedalia. They describe meeting their husbands, various work experiences (Remington Arms Company during World War II), and remembrances of the flood of 1965
Douglas County, Colorado, historic and cultural resources map : 2009 by Douglas County (Colo.) ( )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Oral history interview with Cora Deane Younger by Cora Deane Younger ( Recording )
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 Christman, canning, laundry day, and other daily chores. She also recalls her school experiences, the local social life, and her neighbors
Oral history interview with Thomas Fallbach by Thomas R Fallbach ( Recording )
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 Otis Meril Chartier by Otis M Chartier ( Recording )
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 Mildred Stewart Graves by Mildred S Graves ( Recording )
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 Daryl Lester Tennal, Jr by Daryl L Tennal ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Tennal recalls his experiences as a Marine assigned to duty in the Pacific region during World War II. He describes his early days in the Marine Corps and becoming a member of the Marine Corps Band. He also details many of the battles and offenses he participated in while fighting the Japanese on islands in the South Pacific, including Guadalcanal, the Solomon Islands and Guam, and the effects of the malaria he contracted while stationed there
Oral history interview with Tom Butterfield by Tom Butterfield ( Recording )
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
[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 Edward T. Nelson by Edward T Nelson ( Recording )
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
[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
Douglas County, Colorado, historic resources township map guide : 2009 by Douglas County (Colo.) ( )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Aerial photographs mounted in plastic sleeves and stored in notebooks, reflecting enlargements of a subset of the Douglas County, Colorado, series YI, 1937 aerial views, with historic and cultural resources noted. Also included are line renderings for some portions of Douglas County comprised of Pike National Forest that were not represented in the original set of aerial photograph
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
Oral history interview with Dorothy Roerig by Dorothy Macdonald Roerig ( Recording )
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
Oral history interview with Henry Hiddinga by Henry Hiddinga ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Hiddinga relates his military experiences during World War II (1943-1945), where he served as a quartermaster aboard a submarine tender, the USS Howard W. Gilmore. He describes his duties and activities while serving aboard the Gilmore which operated in the Marshall Islands, Australia, Pearl Harbor, the Coral Sea and Subic Bay, Philippines. He also discusses the importance of his faith in the service which resulted in his becoming a minister after his discharge
Oral history interview with Billy Gean Ellis by Billy G Ellis ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Billy Ellis recounts his early days as lookout at the fire lookout station on Devils Head summit in Douglas County, Colo., the last manned fire lookout station in Colorado. He describes the lookout tower and facilities, and how the summit changed over time since the first tower was built in 1919. He also describes the surrounding area and the trails leading up to the tower, and how supplies arrive at the lookout tower and waste is disposed of. He also recalls various memorable events at the station like weddings and lightening strikes at the summit, as well as remembering when he and his wife hiked up the trail with snow drifts over their heads. Part of the interview consists of Ellis and Young reviewing many early photographs provided by Ellis of the lookout tower
Oral history interview with Shirley J. Curtis by Shirley J Curtis ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Curtis recalls enlisting in the Army and her early days in boot camp. She describes her various tours of duty including preparing ships to transport troops overseas from bases in the San Francisco area, and various other administrative assignments in Italy, Germany, and locations in the U.S., including Valley Forge Army Hospital, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, the Brooklyn Army Terminal and Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center. Along with describing her Army duties, she provides a perspective of the personal life and experiences that her assignments in different parts of the world afforded her
Oral history interview with Attilio F. Caporiccio by Attilio F Caporiccio ( )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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 Wallace and Clara E. (McClure) Turner by Clara E Turner ( Recording )
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
 
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