Subject Source: Lcnaf
Found in 126 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Topics Covered: Family immigrated about 1909 to New York City, mother was ill so they came to Denver and stayed for a while, moved to Laramie, WY when Ruth was in school. Talks about Jewish life in Laramie, had to go to Cheyenne for services. Later she worked for the May company and moved back to Denver. Had family in Trinidad, Sanderson’s. Talks about life in Pueblo as well.
Dates: 1992 January 9
Overview Simon talks about his family background and life in Pueblo. His father came to Colorado because of his tuberculosis and settled first in Denver, later moving to Pueblo.
Overview Max Appel, born in Denver, married Elaine Monderer, born in Pueblo, Colorado, in 1958. Elaine and Max Appel began their first commercial enterprise as a "mom and pop" business called Hoky Carpet Sweeper Company in 1977. They promoted their product locally at state fairs and local department stores. In 1986, Max developed an environmentally safe cleaning product in his garage that incorporated Valencia oranges, and the initial company was named Appel Mountain, Inc. Orange Glo Wood Cleaner and...
Overview Phil H. Goodstein (1952- ) is a freelance historian who has written articles and books about Colorado and its history including Exploring Jewish Colorado published in 1992. The book covers Jewish history, people and organizations in Colorado. The papers relate to the writing of the book, Exploring Jewish Colorado, and include correspondence, questionnaires, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, manuscript drafts, galley proofs, photocopies of photographs and illustrations from the book, and a...
Dates: 1865-1992; Majority of material found in 1990-1992
Overview Gravestone of Rachel Block in the Pueblo cemetery in Pueblo, Colorado. Inscription says: "Mother, [Hebrew words], Rachel Block, Age 92, Died May 6, 1928, [Hebrew word]."
Dates: 1981 June 14
Overview The oldest Jewish gravestones in Pueblo date from 1870 and 1871. Pueblo's smelter and steel mill in the late 1800s accelerated growth and attracted immigrants including, at the turn of the century, E. European immigrants via the Galveston (TX) Movement. The first minyan gathered in 1880s, a Hebrew Benevolent Union was formed in 1885, and rival synagogues were organized in 1895 and 1900. Jews were small businessmen and peddlers. Over the years, the community has supported rabbis, schools,...