World War, 1914-1918
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Arline Moehrke reflects on her life in Rocky Ford and Cripple Creek and growing up on a farm. Father was known as a machine man in the gold mines, using a jackhammer to drill holes for dynamite to blast. Moehrke discussed the impact of World War I on mining towns. Moehrke discusses the Cripple Creek fire department, mining history of the town, the flu epidemic of 1918, and the Tramway strike in Denver in 1920.
Overview William (Bill) Russell reminisces about growing up in Colorado and discusses the Denver street car strike around 1918, living at the Argonaut Hotel, development of the city, and the end of World War I. Russell also discusses why he bought the Central City newspaper Weekly Register Call and about his time as Mayor of Central City in Colorado.
Overview 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.
Overview Dr. Frank McGlone, a Colorado native and physician, reflects on his memories of World War I, including a large celebration in Denver at the announcement of the end of the war. Discusses his experience of the flu epidemic during World War I, how it affected his family, and how doctors treated flu patient. McGlone discusses his memories of gas lighting, coal furnaces, the changes in radio technology, playing baseball, and his association with well-known Denverites. Recalls how an African American...
Overview Iona Wakefield, a graduate of CU Boulder, reflects on the changes in Denver neighborhoods including Capitol Hill and her childhood in East Denver. Wakefield describes rides in trolley cars, her family's first car, learning to drive, and transportation in the city. Describes her memories of the end of World War I and the newspaper she kept from that day. Wakefield discusses fashion trends in the 1920s, prohibition, her social life during the roaring twenties, and her experiences during the Great...
Overview 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.
Overview Kay Zinky, born in Rocky Ford, reflects on living in Colorado Springs, her connections to Mrs. Spencer Penrose and her memories of the Broadmoor hotel. Zinky discusses her experience performing for the troops during WWI and WWII and the changes to Colorado Springs after the Air Force Academy opened. Kay Zinky details her research on the B'hai faith and ʻAbduʼl-Bahá's visit to Colorado in 1912.
Overview Lewis J. Carter, a former judge in Central City, reflects on his life in Central City and Blackhawk and the history of the area. Discusses the start of Central City as a mining camp, the large immigrant population, and working in the mines. Reflects on his first political position on the City Council and his political career from there including his time in the state legislature and then as a judge in Central City. Discusses the impact of World War I on the mining industry and Central City's...