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    Graham, Oma Jensen by Jones-Eddy, Julie

    Oma's parents came to Blue Mountain, Colorado, near the Utah border, in 1902 to homestead. Oma was born in 1909 in Jensen, Utah (named after her grandfather.) She talks about: Ute Indians, illness, accidents, home remedies, children's play and work, hard winters, Mormon crickets, and work with cattle. They left the homestead in 1926 and moved to the White River (Meeker). She attended high school in Jensen and Meeker, and began her life of working on ranches, inside and outside. She married June Graham when she was twenty-one and he was thirty-seven. They had known each other for three years. They worked on ranches in the White River area. She speaks about: dances, living conditions, cooking, always "enjoying her work", problems with elk, and isolation from neighbors in winter. They worked for the Roosevelt family on their ranch for a time. Oma had an accident with a grubbing hoe which later resulted in the amputation of her leg. Oma tells many stories about experiences in rural Colorado. Oma died in 1988.

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    Dunn, Ellen Marie Dalrymple by Jones-Eddy, Julie

    Ellen was born in Lipol(?) New Mexico on September 6, 1907. Her parents had twelve children. Her father had a stroke shortly after they moved to Meeker in hopes of buying a ranch. Soon they moved to Rifle where the older brothers and sisters, including Ellen, worked to support the family (drugstore clerk, babysitting). She talks about reading, home remedies, illness, education, and puberty. Ellen married Phil Dunn at twenty-three. Her husband worked for the Colorado State Highway Dept. They moved all over the state as roads were built. She describes: rustic housing, cooking, cold winters, road crew communities, and moving often. She lived in Rangely in a tent for a time during the oil boom. She describes the community and the building of the roads. They finally settled in Grand Junction where her husband worked in the pipe business. She describes: women's clubs, activities, marriage, divorce, and working. Ellen died in 1989.

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    Chrisler, Ethel La Kamp by Jones-Eddy, Julie

    Ethel's father came to the White River area in 1883 and her mother arrived in 1900 from Iowa for her health. Ethel was born in 1904 and grew up on ranches on the White River. She talks about: household chores, outdoor chores, hard winters; transportation; rural school; flu of 1918; home remedies; clothing; community life. She worked on a ranch after eighth grade until attending business college at nineteen. She married Tim Chrisler at twenty-two and lived on various ranches where her husband worked. They had two children. She talks about: coal/wood stoves, gas lamps, food storage, quilting groups, and church. They later owned a motel in Meeker. Ethel died in 1995.

  • Thumbnail for Kawcak, Julia Biskup
    Kawcak, Julia Biskup by Jones-Eddy, Julie

    Julia's parents settled on a homestead in Breeze Basin near Craig in 1908. Her parents were Austrian immigrants and had six children. There was a large Catholic community in Breeze Basin and Elk Head, the areas where families gathered for church (in a tent) and in homes for dances and activities. She describes: her mother's trip from Austria, the homestead cabin, her father's jobs, the J.W. Hugas store in Craig, "Mormon crickets," chores, play, school, clothes washing, and teenage activities. Julia married Paul Kawcak at sixteen and describes a "wedding shivaree." Paul was a coal miner from Walsenburg and many of his friends followed him to Craig to farm and ranch. She describes their homestead: clearing the land, building the house, and digging the well. Her husband worked in the mines while she worked the homestead with their nine boys and seven girls. She talks about: milking cows, cooking, making clothing, Catholic Church activities, dances at the school, and home remedies. Julia died in 1987.

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    Savage, Rosamay Hodges by Jones-Eddy, Julie

    Rosamay was born in 1898 on a ranch near Juniper Springs. Her mother, Bell, lived as a young woman in Maybell and the town may have been named after her and her sister, May. Rosamay's father was the foreman on the K-Diamond Ranch and there were no nearby neighbors. She and her sister rode horses and played with dolls. After her father died, they moved to Maybell where her mother owned a drugstore. She describes visiting an Indian camp at Cross Mountain. Rosamay also talks about: clothing for school, riding, home remedies, and dances. Her education ended after one year in high school for financial reasons. She later went to business college and worked for three years before marrying. Her husband, George Savage, was the chief of police in Boulder, Colorado. When he retired they bought a ranch near Rangely and she joined the Home Demonstration Club. She had no children. She enjoyed textile painting and quilting. Rosamay died in 1993.

  • Thumbnail for Eddy, Ina Dalrymple
    Eddy, Ina Dalrymple by Jones-Eddy, Julie

    Ina was born in Hurley, New Mexico in 1916 into a family of twelve children. When she was two they moved to Meeker, Colorado and her father died when she was six. They then moved to Rifle where she attended school. The family was very poor after father's death and Ina talks about: little medical care, home remedies, puberty, deaths of children from TB, spinal meningitis, years of deprivation and sadness, and describes the death of her closest sister from spinal meningitis. Ina married John H. Eddy when she graduated from high school. After having three children, one premature, she found she was RH negative. The family moved around Colorado for her husband's jobs until settling in Rangely where he worked in the Texaco oil field. She describes the early years of the town of Rangely during the oil boom: streets, and schools. They lived in a Texaco company house near the field. Ina worked in the school cafeteria for a number of years. In later years, she and her husband lived in several places in the West for his employment with the government. She missed watching her grandchildren growing up. Ina died in 1988.

  • Thumbnail for Smith, Wilma Gertrude Crawford
    Smith, Wilma Gertrude Crawford by Jones-Eddy, Julie

    Wilma's father arrived in the Meeker area to homestead in 1885. Her mother arrived in a covered wagon with her sister. She remembers coming to town on a sled for the mail. She talks about her life on the ranch: play, work inside and outside, clothing, and washing clothes. And she describes a typical day's activities. She attended a winter rural school 1 1/2 miles away. She talks about dances, sleigh rides, and ice skating. Wilma liked to play baseball - she was the catcher. She talks about the first automobiles, which they had to put up on blocks in the winter. Wilma went to college at the University of Colorado at Boulder for two years, taking French, physics, and English. Then she married and had one child. Her husband died in an accident when her daughter was two years old. She lived with her mother in Meeker and worked at various jobs (housecleaning, babysitting, as a clerk, in a laundry, and in a garage). Wilma died in 1993.

  • Thumbnail for Paploulas, Leona
    Paploulas, Leona by Jones-Eddy, Julie

    Leona was born in Greece, coming to America in 1913 when she was eight years old. She talks about: Ellis Island ; sheep herding with her husband, John; trailing sheep; cooking and rearing children; hauling water for washing; limited access to church services; other Greek families in the area; good medical care; good health; the death of one of her daughters and husband.

  • Thumbnail for Associated Charities - Edward Evans-Carrington
    Associated Charities - Edward Evans-Carrington by Evans-Carrington, Edward

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 5, Associated Charities - Edward Evans-Carrington include: 1 23-page, handwritten letter, dated July 29, 1901, addressed “To the Citizens of Colorado Springs of the Twenty First Century, Greeting:” signed by Edward Evans-Carrington, Secretary and Manager for the Office of Associated Charities; 1 business card: “Rev. E. Evans-Carrington”; 1 b&w photo: “Portrait of Rev. Edward Evans-Carrington”; 1 1-page, typewritten letter of recommendation for Evans-Carrington, signed by Theodore P. Day, President of Day Realty and Investment Co.; 1 printed form: “Daily Register of Applications”; 1 printed record card; 1 printed copy of “Report of the First Annual Meeting” October 9, 1899; 1 printed copy of “Report of the Second Annual Meeting” October 15, 1900.

  • Thumbnail for Social life - Elizabeth Cass Goddard
    Social life - Elizabeth Cass Goddard by Goddard, Elizabeth Cass

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 13, Social life - Elizabeth Cass Goddard include: 1 b&w photo: “Elizabeth Cass Goddard (Mrs. Francis W. Goddard)”; 1 11-page, handwritten letter, dated July 27, 1901, addressed “My dear Twenty-First Century Women,” signed by Elizabeth Cass Goddard.

  • Thumbnail for Boys Club Association of Colorado Springs - Ida Wheaton Riddle, President
    Boys Club Association of Colorado Springs - Ida Wheaton Riddle, President by Riddle, Ida Wheaton

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 33, Boys Club Association of Colorado Springs - Ida Wheaton Riddle, President include: 1 2-page, handwritten letter, dated August 4, 1901, addressed “To the President of “the Boys Club Association of Colorado Springs and Vicinity’ of 2001. Greeting:” signed by Ida Wheaton Riddle, President.

  • Thumbnail for Horace Lunt and John K. Vanatta
    Horace Lunt and John K. Vanatta by Vanatta, John K. , Lunt, Horace

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 87, Horace Lunt and John K. Vanatta include: 1 3-page, typewritten letter, undated, signed John K. Vanatta; 1 2-page, handwritten memo, dated July 30, 1901, addressed “Memo: In re Horace Gray Lunt”; 1 cloth-bound copy of Under Pikes Peak; or, Mahalma, Child of the Fire Father, by Charles L. McKesson.

  • Thumbnail for Colorado Springs YMCA - B. F. Scribner
    Colorado Springs YMCA - B. F. Scribner by Scribner, B. F.

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 112, Colorado Springs YMCA - B. F. Scribner include: 1 1-page, typewritten letter, dated August 5, 1901, addressed “To the Board of Directors of the Colorado Springs Young Men’s Christian Association.” Signed by B. F. Scribner, Recording Secretary.

  • Thumbnail for Consumption treatment - Dr. Charles Fox Gardiner
    Consumption treatment - Dr. Charles Fox Gardiner by Gardiner, Charles Fox, 1857-1947

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 62, Consumption treatment - Dr. Charles Fox Gardiner include: 1 printed chart “Illustrating Dr. Charles Fox Gardiner’s Paper on Light and Air in the Treatment of Consumption in Colorado.”; 1 printed page “Diet List for Pulmonary Invalids with Fair Digestion” by Dr. Gardiner; 1 printed copy of article “Light and Air in the Treatment of Consumption in Colorado” by Dr. Gardiner, reprinted from The Medical News, July 22, 1899; 1 printed copy of “the Dangers of Tubercular Infection and Their Partial Arrest by Climatic Influences” by Dr. Gardiner, reprinted from The American Journal of the Medical Sciences, February, 1898; 1 b&w photo “Charles Fox Gardiner, M. D., aged 40 years.”; 1 5-page, handwritten letter, dated August 3, 1901, addressed “To My Professional Brothers of the Year 2001” signed by Charles Fox Gardiner, including genealogical information on backside of last page.

  • Thumbnail for Pocahontas Council No. 27 - Barbara E. Beacham
    Pocahontas Council No. 27 - Barbara E. Beacham by Beacham, Barbara E.

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 34, Pocahontas Council No. 27 - Barbara E. Beacham include: 1 5-page, handwritten letter , dated August, 1901, signed by Barbara E. Beacham, Past Sister of the Degree of Pocahontas; 1 paperbound booklet “Constitution, By-laws and Rules of Order of the Great Council of Colorado Improved Order of Red Men and of Weetamoo Council No. 27”; 1 b&w photo: “Mrs. Barbara E. Beacham, Age 50”; 1 handwritten note addressed “To the Chiefs and Members of Weetamoo Council, No. 27, Degree of Pocahontas of G. S. D. 510 (2001).”

  • Thumbnail for Unitarian Church - Mary Hamilton Stockwell
    Unitarian Church - Mary Hamilton Stockwell by Stockwell, Mary Hamilton

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 4, Unitarian Church - Mary Hamilton Stockwell include: 1 11-page, handwritten document titled “History of the Unitarian Movement in Colorado Springs, up to the year 1901”; with 1-page cover letter signed by Mary Hamilton Stockwell for the Unitarian Society of All Souls’ Church; 1 2-page, handwritten document titled “List of Original Members of All Souls’ Church in 1890-1891”; 1 b&w photo of All Souls’ Church; 1 b&w photo: “Mary Hamilton Stockwell.”

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    Joseph Fulton Humphrey family by Humphrey, Joseph Fulton

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 64, Joseph Fulton Humphrey family include: 1 4-page, handwritten letter, dated August 4, 1901, addressed “To the descendents of Joseph Fulton Humphrey,” containing family information, signed by J. F. Humphrey; 1 b&w photo of a watercolor sketch showing Colorado Springs in 1874 after a snowstorm, extensive handwritten information on back by J. F. Humphrey.

  • Thumbnail for Colorado College Department of Chemistry - Professor William Strieby
    Colorado College Department of Chemistry - Professor William Strieby by Strieby, William, 1852-1920

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 65, Colorado College Department of Chemistry - Professor William Strieby include: 1 3-page, handwritten letter, dated August 3, 1901, addressed “My Dear Sir and Successor,” signed by William Streiby (Chemistry Professor at Colorado College); 1 envelope addressed to “The Head of the Department of Chemistry. Colorado College.”

  • Thumbnail for Colorado College Astronomy Department - Professor Frank H. Loud
    Colorado College Astronomy Department - Professor Frank H. Loud by Loud, F. H. (Frank Herbert), 1852-1927

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 54, Colorado College Astronomy Department - Professor Frank H. Loud include: 1 3-page, handwritten letter, dated August 4, 1901, addressed “To the professor in charge of the Astronomical department of Colorado College, 2001. My dear sir,” signed by Frank H. Loud.

  • Thumbnail for English trained nurse - Lucy A. Codd
    English trained nurse - Lucy A. Codd by Codd, Lucy A.

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 127, English trained nurse - Lucy A. Codd include: 1 3-page, handwritten note, dated August 4, 1901, signed by Miss Lucy A. Codd (Dodd?), Graduate of Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, Scotland "To be opened by ‘Leading English Trained Nurse’ in the year 2001 A. D.”

  • Thumbnail for Ministers in Colorado Springs - Benjamin Brewster
    Ministers in Colorado Springs - Benjamin Brewster by Brewster, Benjamin, 1860-1941

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 69, Ministers in Colorado Springs - Benjamin Brewster include: 1 13-page, handwritten letter, dated August 3, 1901, titled “A Minister’s Life in Colorado Springs.” Signed by Benjamin Brewster, Rector of Grace Church.

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    Ornithology - Charles E. H. Aiken by Aiken, Charles Edward Howard, 1850-1936

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 109, Ornithology - Charles E. H. Aiken include: 3 b&w photos of Charles Edward Howard Aiken, dated 1874, 1876 and 1882; 1 b&w photo of the Aiken residence at the corner of Weber and Huerfano Streets; 1 reprinted article titled “The Birds of Colorado” by Robert Ridgway from the Bulletin of the Essex Institute, vol. V, Nov., 1873, with handwritten note from Aiken on cover; 1 printed copy of “The Birds of Colorado” by W. W. Cooke, Bulletin 56, May 1900, Technical Series No. 5 of the Agricultural Experiment Station of the Agricultural College of Colorado; 1 printed copy of “Further Notes on the Birds of Colorado” by W. W. Cooke, Bulletin 44, March 1898, Technical Series No. 4; 1 reprinted monograph Genus Leucosticte, Swainson; or Gray-Crowned Finches by Robert Ridgway, issued by the GPO May 11, 1875; 1 printed copy of “The Birds of Colorado” by W. W. Cooke, Bulletin 37, March 1897, Technical Series No. 2.

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    Masonic Fraternity - Horace Mitchell and Eugene Cohen by Mitchell, Horace H. , Cohen, Eugene S.

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 135, Masonic Fraternity - Horace Mitchell and Eugene Cohen include: 1 5-page, handwritten letter, dated August 4, 1901, entitled “History of Tejon Lodge No. 104 A. F. & A. M. of Colorado Springs, Colo.” Signed by Horace H. Mitchell, P. M. of Tejon Lodge No. 104; 1 5-page, handwritten letter, dated August 1, 1901, addressed “To my brethren of the Masonic Fraternity of Colorado Springs of the 21st Century, Greetings:” signed by Eugene S. Cohen (Secretary of El Paso Lodge No. 13); 1 printed copy of the “Masonic Calendar, for El Paso and Teller Counties,” dated 1901; 1 printed copy of “The Secretary’s Report, El Paso Lodge No. 13,” dated December 14, 1900; 3 b&w photos: “Eugene S. Cohen,” “Mrs. Eliza S. Cohen, Grand Secretary Order of the Eastern Star,” and “Horace H. Mitchell.”

  • Thumbnail for Emma D. and Dexter A. Russell
    Emma D. and Dexter A. Russell by Russell, Dexter A. , Russell, Emma D.

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 117, Emma D. and Dexter A. Russell include: 1 2-page, handwritten note, dated August 5, 1901, addressed “To any descendant of Dexter A. or Emma D. Russell,” signed by Emma D. and Dexter A. Russell; 2 calling cards: “Harry A. Russell” and “Mrs. Dexter A. Russell”; 1 business card: “The Russell-Souders Construction Co.”; 2 coins: 1-cent dated 1893, 10-cent dated 1891.

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    Colorado College Yells & Cheers and “Loch Lomond”

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 159, Colorado College Yells & Cheers and “Loch Lomond” include: 2 wax-cylinder recordings: “Loch Lomond” sung by Tom Bichords and “Colorado College Yells and Cheers”, dated August 3, 1901, in original cardboard containers.