Subject Source: Lcnaf
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Bly Curtis, the first woman council member of the Boulder City Council, reflects on her memories of Boulder. Curtis discusses her time as a director of residence halls at the University of Colorado at Boulder for 30 years, reflecting on women's fashion and social life, the Great Depression, World War II, and military personnel on campus. Curtis reflects on her interest public health policy and her efforts on the Boulder City Council to establish a Health Department including restaurant...
Overview Forest Crossen, author and historian, reflects on his family's move from Montana to Colorado. Reflects on riding the Denver Interurban Electric Car from Denver to Boulder in the early 1920s. Discusses his first jobs in Boulder, his education, and his dreams of becoming a professional writer. Discusses working on railroads, particularly working at the Moffat Tunnel.
Overview George Dobbins, a retired professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder, discusses his childhood in Denver and Englewood. Dobbins reflects on his memories of Cherry Creek, riding street cars, the big blizzard of 1913, and his unconventional path to higher education.
Overview Philip Milstein, a civil engineer in Denver and one of the founders of Downtown Denver, Inc., discusses his experience as a student at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Reflects on his career during the Great Depression, how Denver has grown, changes to the urban landscape, and the future of Denver. Reflects on Denver mayors, the strength of the Ku Klux Klan, the building of the Stapleton Airport, and the creation of Red Rocks.
Overview Robert (Bob) Brown, retired teacher and author, discusses how Pike's Peak got its name. Explains what Colorado looked like before it became a territory or state and the formation of different towns and cities in Colorado. Brown discusses the how the Gold Rush, which brought people out West to Colorado, was precipitated by the "Panic of 1857," an economic depression. Discusses how people traveled out west, mostly by stagecoaches, by the Santa Fe Trail, the Oregon Trail, or the Smoky Hill Trail.