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Oral History Interview with Sam Flax, 1976 November 3

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Identifier: B098.01.0001.00005

Overview

"Sam Flax recounts his early years of growing up in Russia, then later moving to the United States, first to New York City and then to Colorado. He details the jobs he held in New York and later in Cripple Creek and Victor, Colo. He describes his experiences of raising a family in Denver and his real estate ventures.

Sam Flax was born in Russia in 1887 and spent his early years there before immigrating to the United States. He lived in New York and later moved to Colorado, spending time in Cripple Creek and Victor, small mining towns in south-central Colorado. He married his wife Bertha in 1909 in the first Jewish Orthodox ceremony held in Cripple Creek. After starting a family, the couple moved to Denver where Sam invested in real estate, including apartment houses and hotels."

Dates

  • 1976 November 3

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Extent

2 items ( sound tape cassettes)

Scope and Contents

From the Series: Series 1 consists of the recorded oral histories of individuals and, occasionally, groups of individuals representing Jewish organizations. Many of the interviewees are descendants of early Colorado Jewish pioneers or were Jewish newcomers to the state in the beginning of the 20th century. The interviews document Jewish history in Colorado in the 20th century.

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Digitized other analog

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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