Oral History Interview with Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Stratton, 1986
Mr. and Mrs. T.E. Stratton discuss changes in the University Park neighborhood since moving there in 1948, including the growth of the University of Denver and the impact of busing on neighborhood schools. Thomas Stratton also recounts an incident that took place on October 12, 1958, during the time that he was Scoutmaster for Troop 5 in 1960-1962. Following a hike near Lake Isabelle, Colorado, a member of the troop named Dick Evans fell into a ravine, breaking a leg and his back. Members of Stratton's Boy Scout troop used their training to assist in Evans' rescue. A report of the incident was published in Helen Orlob's book, Mountain Rescues. Stratton names many members of the troop from that time and some of their current occupations.
- Stratton, Thomas E., 1914-1993 (Interviewee, Person)
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1 items (1 audio cassette) ; 25 minutes, 41 seconds
Scope and Contents
From the Series: The series consists of 50 oral histories collected by Barry Matchett during 1986. The interviewees were all persons who lived in the University Park neighborhood, and concerned their memories of growing up and living in the neighborhood over a number of years.
Biographical / Historical
Thomas E. (1914-1933) and Clara M. Stratton moved to the University Park area of Denver, Colorado with their children in June 1948. When they moved to the neighborhood, Thomas Stratton was a salesman for Garden Farm Dairy and he repaired antique clocks as a hobby. Stratton retired from The Denver Post, where he worked as a district advisor for 21 years. Thomas Stratton also was a scoutmaster for Boy Scouts of America, Troop 5, Denver from 1960 to 1962.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Barry Matchett, 1986
Title supplied by cataloger. Interview conducted at 2601 South Milwaukee Street, Denver, Colorado on April 16, 1986. Participants: Barry Matchett, Boy Scouts of America, Troop 5, Denver, Colorado ; Thomas E. and Clara M. Stratton. Name appears on cassette label as only: T.E. Statton.