Iola Starr Johnson describes her memories of the big avalanche that wiped out the Hesperus mine on Feburary 16 1936 and took the lives of 6 Mancos residents. She also reads an account of the disaster from the Feburary 1940 iss ue of "Western Sportsman Magazine" titled "The Wreck of the Mt. Hesperus". Jennie Jensen Hancock reads an article that she wrote about the first thrashing machine to come to Mancos. She goes on to recount stories of her grandmother's (Celia Willden Jensen) life homesteading in the Mancos valley.