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

Identifier: AHS-C47


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.


  • 1990 July 20
  • Digitization: 2006


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Oral History Interview with Peggy Marolt

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Biographical / Historical

Bio: Peggy Marolt was born June 13, 194- in Aspen, Colorado to Mike and Opal Marolt. She grew up on the Marolt Ranch, aka Midland Ranch, where the historic Holden Lixiviation Works was located. Her father's family came to Aspen in the late 1800's and his father operated a saloon and boarding house in east Aspen until the prohibition forced him out and he bought land for ranching. Peggy has two sisters, Judy and Vicki, and a brother, Keith. She currently lives in ----, Colorado.


1 Items ; 90 minutes

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Playback cassette tape: Sony HF 90

Computer Hardware: 3 (total) Intel Celeron 1.8GHz/224 MB RAM PC's (made by PowerSpec), each with a Firewall hard drive (2 made by MicroNet, 1 made by LaCie) and M-Audio Delta Audiophile (internal sound card); External Firewire Hard Drive; Analog Playback Equipment: Nakamichi Dragon, Nakamichi Cassette Deck 1; Analog/Digital Converter: Prism Dream ADA-8XR; Prism Sound Dream AD-2

Operating System: Windows XP; Capture and editing software: Steinberg Wavelab 4.0; Formatting software: Sony Soundforge; Other Devices: Switcher to allow monitoring of multiple transfers.

Basic Map: Nakamichi Dragon -> Analog RCA or XLR -> AD converter -> AES (XLR) -> M-Audio Card -> Software -> External Firewire Drive


Title supplied by the Archivist: Anna L. Scott. Interview conducted on July 20, 1990 in Aspen, Co. Accompanied by digital transcript.

Names discussed in interview: Alvina Gerbaz, Edmond Gerbaz, Cherie Gerbaz, Hans Gramminger, Jimmy Huega, Dr. Lewis, Jake Lewis, Bernadette Marolt, Bill Marolt, Celia Marolt, Frances Rupert Marolt, Francis Marolt, Keith Marolt, Judy Marolt, Michael Christopher Marolt, Polly Marolt, Rudy Marolt, Steve Marolt, Ted Marolt, Vicki Marolt.

Buildings, Business, Organizations: Aspen Drug Store, Homestead House, Prince of Peace Chapel, Marolt cabin, Red Onion, Waterman's Store, Ute City Banque, Beck & Bishop's general store, Delice's Bakery, mill, Tedeman's general store, Durant Mine, 4-H club, Eagles, Elks, Red Brick School, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Community Church, Holden Lixiviation and buildings.

Places Names: White's lake, Marolt Reservoir, Cattail Pond, Red Butte Drive, Marolt Ranch, Maroon Creek, Owl Creek, Main St, Austria, Yugoslavia, Aspen, Leadville, Castle Creek, Eagle, Eagle Valley.



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