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Aspen Historical Society

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Found in 23 Collections and/or Records:

Oral History Interview with Jens Christiansen, 1992 January 5, 2006, 1902-1992

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Identifier: AHS-C161
Abstract In the interview, Jens and Gladyce Christiansen discuss their early lives and how they ended up in Aspen, CO. They also talk about Aspen in the early 1900's. Furthermore, they recollect stories and encounters with various people who lived in Aspen including Hannibal Brown, Red Rowland, and Mike Garrish. Furthermore, the couple shares various stories including one in which Jens and a friend got arrested because their horse splattered a woman on the street. They also talk about the immense...
Dates: 1992 January 5; Digitization: 2006; Coverage: 1902-1992

Oral History Interview with Jessica Benedict-Gordon, 1995 May, 2006

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Identifier: AHS-C120
Abstract Jessica Benedict-Gordon describes what is was like growing up in Aspen, Colorado, a mining community that has grown into a ski resort town. She describes the biggest change to Aspen as the types of people going into details of how people as well as buildings and businesses have changed during her life time. She also describes the problems she feels Aspen faces and how it is different from her parents era.
Dates: 1995 May; Digitization: 2006

Oral History Interview with Keith Marolt, 1990 September 4, 2006

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Identifier: AHS-C45
Abstract Keith Marolt describes his growing up on the Marolt ranch and working it over the years. Discusses his family, the ranch buildings and how they were used, railroads, irrigation water rights, crops livestock and machinery used.
Dates: 1990 September 4; Digitization: 2006

Oral History Interview with Louiva Stapleton, 1995 August 2, 2006, 1913-1995

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Identifier: AHS-C135
Abstract Louiva Stapleton describes her life from her birth in 1913 until August of 1995. Born in Colbran, Colorado, Louiva illustrates her family background and explains how she and her three sisters ended up moving to Aspen, CO to live with her great aunt, Mary Ella Stallard, in 1921. Furthermore, Louiva illustrates Aspen, the Stallard House, and her difficult childhood growing up in the Stallard household. Furthermore, Louiva discusses her marriage to William Stapleton after graduating from...
Dates: 1995 August 2; Digitization: 2006; Coverage: 1913-1995

Oral History Interview with Opal Peterson Marolt, 1990 July 13, 2006

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Identifier: AHS-C46
Abstract Opal Marolt describes her husband, Mike Marolt's family ranch in Aspen, Colorado. The property includes the historic mining site of Holden Lixiviation with the old office/assay house, smoke towers, barn and various other buildings that have been torn down over the years. She describes who owned the house and property between the early 1900's through the 1980's. She dicusses the changes made to the buildings, how they were used, when the changes were made, and where the materials used were...
Dates: 1990 July 13; Digitization: 2006

Oral History Interview with Peggy Marolt, 1990 July 20, 2006

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Identifier: AHS-C47
Abstract Peggy Marolt discusses growing up in Aspen, Colorado and on the Marolt Ranch also known as Midland Ranch. She describes daily life, household items, her family, buildings around the ranch and the old Holden Lixiviation Works, businesses around Aspen, and orgaizations she was involved in. She also goes into detail on crops raised, livestock and machinery used on the ranch. She talks about various schools, churches and special events from her childhood.
Dates: 1990 July 20; Digitization: 2006

Oral History Interview with Steve Kowlton, 2006

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Identifier: AHS-C132
Abstract Steven Knowlton discusses skiing 1930's through the 1950's around the United States, World and Aspen, Colorado.
Dates: Digitization: 2006

Oral History Interview with Stirling Cooper, 1995 May, 2006, 1892-1995

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Identifier: AHS-C118
Abstract Stirling "Buzz" Cooper discusses his family history in Aspen, Colorado and the small country store Cooper Book and Stationary Store located in downtown Aspen. He describes growing up in Aspen playing on and in old mine buildings. He talks about the old miners including his own father who mined a number of developed mines like Midnight Mine, why the miners got their nick names like Fish Herron (because he drank like one). He describes fequenting the old ghost towns of Ashcroft and...
Dates: 1995 May; Digitization: 2006; Coverage: 1892-1995

Oral History Interview with Stuart Mace, 1991 November 8, 2006, 1919-1960

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Identifier: AHS-C79B
Abstract Stuart Mace describes his family background and education, his love of nature and artistic influences growing up. He describes his many transfers in the army after being drafted in 1941 until he was joined with the 10th Mountain Division. After the war, he describes moving to Aspen and Ashcroft, starting the guest lodge and material used for it. He gives a history of the area and the people who lived there , the difficulties in educating his children from a remote area, movies made using his...
Dates: 1991 November 8; Digitization: 2006; Coverage: 1919-1960

Oral History Interview with Stuart Mace, 1991 November 8, 2006

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Identifier: AHS-C79A
Abstract Stuart Mace describes his family background and education, his love of nature and artistic influences growing up. He describes his many transfers in the army after being drafted in 1941 until he was joined with the 10th Mountain Division. After the war, he describes moving to Aspen and Ashcroft, starting the guest lodge and material used for it. He gives a history of the area and the people who lived there , the difficulties in educating his children from a remote area, movies made using his...
Dates: 1991 November 8; Digitization: 2006