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Overview Billy Ellis recounts his early days as lookout at the fire lookout station on Devils Head summit in Douglas County, Colo., the last manned fire lookout station in Colorado. He describes the lookout tower and facilities, and how the summit changed over time since the first tower was built in 1919. He also describes the surrounding area and the trails leading up to the tower, and how supplies arrive at the lookout tower and waste is disposed of. He also recalls various memorable events at the...
Overview In this 2 part interview, Florence and Louise reminisce about growing up in Sedalia, living with their grandparents, deaths of Beeman family members, and their hard-working mother who continued to care for the family after her husband died at an early age. They recall community events popular in Sedalia, e.g. Thanksgiving Ball, and the 4th of July celebration, as well as many of the families and residences in Sedalia. They describe meeting their husbands, various work experiences (Remington...
Overview Ronald and Donald Ullery reminisce about growing up in Sedalia, Colo. They talk about their parents and other Ullery family members that lived in Douglas County, as well as other people who were in the community. They describe early businesses and ranches in the Sedalia area, and recall the flood of 1965 and the damage that it caused, including destroying their family home. They detail growing up in a close-knit family in Sedalia, as well as the supportive and nurturing environment the small...
Overview Fallbach describes his experiences while living in Sedalia, Colo., including losing his home in a fire, and various experiences of being a member of the West Douglas Fire Dept. for 20 years. He also reminisces about growing up in suburban Chicago, and his early exposure to dog training while in high school. He recalls his training and experiences in diving while in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II, including his firefighting training while assigned to the USS Klickitat refueling...
Overview Tom Butterfield describes life in the rural Indian Park area southwest of Sedalia, Colo. during the mid-20th century. He recalls residing there originally with his aunt, and his recollections of attending the Indian Park School as a child (originally called the Brown School), and later high school in neighboring Castle Rock. He reminisces about the family's neighbors, and various area activities he remembers during that time, e.g. moonshining and sawmills. The interview then shifts focus as...