Depressions -- 1929
Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:
Bob Armstrong discusses growing up in Walden, Colorado with 7 siblings and reflects on the town in his childhood. Armstrong discusses finding buffalo skulls as a child, working as a trapper, catching muskrats, minks, and weasels, and working as a rancher. Reflects on the Great Depression and how it affected ranchers. Reflects on serving as the town marshall and enforcing laws in the 1930s.
Carrie Herring describes her experiences in Iowa and owning a grocery store before moving to Denver in the late 1920s. Herring reflects on her time working at Golden Eagle Dry Goods Company before attending a comptometer course and obtaining a job at Macklem Baking Company, working her way up to the board. Herring discusses the impact of World War II on businesses and her experience at Altrusa Club, a women's service club formed during World War I.
Genevieve Fiore, born in Wyoming, discusses her move to Colorado as a child, growing up on a vegetable farm, and growing up Italian. Fiore discusses her work with UNESCO, UN, UNICEF, and other international organizations since the 1940s. Her brothers served in WWII and discusses the impact of the war her family. Discusses her move to northern Denver neighborhood
Helen Dice, author, reflects on moving to California to Colorado during the Great Depression and her experiences in Brush Creek, Colorado. Discusses working on a ranch selling dairy products, fruits, eggs, and vegetables and the effects of the depression on the Western Slope and on Dice's family. Dice remembers raising a family in a small town, the town dances, and going to the movies.
Jack Fitzpatrick, a Colorado broadcaster describes growing up in La Junta and Pueblo, moving to Denver, how WWI impacted his life, and describes his entry into the broadcasting industry. Describes the Great Depression in 1929 and the impact on many industries as well as how broadcasting profession helped people during the Depression. Fitzpatrick reflects on programming and coverage of ballroom dance events, big band performances at Trocadero Ballroom at Elitches, and baseball games.
Jerry McCarthy recalls his times in Denver and Greeley, including his memories of the snow storm of 1913, the Great Depression, and his 26 years at the Denver Fire Department.
This series covers Louis K. Sigman and his company, the K. & B. Packing Company. There are newspaper clippings, a handwritten personal history, and a photograph of Louis K. Sigman.