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Douglas County History Research Center (Colo.)

Works: 1,247 works in 1,432 publications in 2 languages and 2,353 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  History  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Oral histories  Local history  Documentary television programs  Manuscripts 
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Most widely held works by Douglas County History Research Center (Colo.)
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 1st (landing ship tank) he was assigned to
Study copies notebook( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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
[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
[Cherry-Pratt School] : Bette and Donald Gilbert : Bette's (Gilbert-Saunders) first day at school( Visual )

1 edition published in 1921 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Gilbert (Saunders) and her brother Donald Gilbert stand in front of the wooden, whitewashed Cherry School. The building has a gabled roof, two chimneys and three windows on each side. An outbuilding is visible behind the school. Bette (approx. age 7) stands in a skirt and blouse with a bow in her hair. Donald (approx. age 4) wears coveralls
Christie Golden manuscript collection by Christie Golden( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Contains manuscripts, galleys and emails written and edited supporting the publication of novels by Christie Golden. The books published are both of original creation (A.D. 999, King's man and thief, Instrument of fate) and novels written as part of established series (Star Trek, Ravenloft, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Warcraft). The collection also contains notes and reference materials gathered in support of her writing, including materials on the Celts, the Anglo Saxons, English history, religion, mythology, paganism, and various aspects of science
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 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
[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 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 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 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
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
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
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 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
Oral history interview with Daryl Tennal by Daryl L Tennal( )

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 Gerald L. Cronan by Gerald L Cronan( )

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

Cronan describes his boot camp experiences and his initial assignment to shore duty patrolling the beach at Nags Head, N.C. during World War II. He details his training in preparation for serving on an 1st (Landing Ship Tank), his assignment to LST-762, a newly-commissioned ship built in Pittsburg, and its journey down the Mississippi River, through the Panama Canal, to San Diego picking up troops, on to Pearl Harbor and finally unloading in the Philippines at Leyte. He recalls other assignments transporting supplies and troops to various places in the Pacific and the participation of his ship in the invasion of Okinawa
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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