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Interview with David and Cherry Blair at the Bar Heart Ranch for the Gran Canyon Railroad Oral History Project [constructed title] March 11 1984 1984 March 11

The Blairs talk with Richmond about their purchase of the property that would become the Bar Heart ranch from Cherry's father John Osborne where there would raise cattle for almost forty years.…

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Interview with Mrs. Vera Grossman Black for the Grand Canyon Railroad Oral History Project [contructed title] March 23 1984 1984 March 23

Richmond discusses the life and experience of Mrs Vera Grossman Black in living around the Grand Canyon Railway arriving at the Grand Canyon with her father who was a conductor for the Santa Fe. She…

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Interview with John Setterland for the Grand Canyon Railroad Oral History Project [constructed title] April 2 1984 1984 April 2

Setterland worked as a locomotive engineer for the Saginaw and Manistee Lumber Compnay from 1927-1940. He describes the logging camps where the employees were accommodated (he lived alone at that…

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Interview with Jose A. Acosta for the Grand Canyon Railroad Oral History Project [constructed title] April 2 1984 1984 April 2

Richmond interviews Acosta a long time foreman for the Santa Fe and Grand Canyon Railways who aided with the construction of the Grand Canyon Railroad over the course of 40 years. He discusses in…

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Interview with John T. Wamble for the Grand Canyon Railroad Oral History Project [constructed title] May 4 1984 1984 May 4

Wamble discusses his work with the Grand Canyon Railroad first as a laborer building a greenhouse for the Fred Harvey Company and then as a cashier/ticket cashier during the 1950's. He mentions…

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Al Richmond interviews Jack Verkamp (John G. Jr.) for the Gran Canyon Railroad Oral History Project [constructed title] Feb. 24 1984 1984 February 24

Verkamp discusses his life at the Grand Canyon as a result of his father's opening of the General Store there in 1906. He also shares his recollections about the tourist trains arriving in the…

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Interview with Mary Lockridge Cravey for the Grand Canyon Railroad Oral History Project [constructed title] February 27 1984 1984 February 27

Mrs. Cravey describes her life in the Grand Canyon. Born in 1907 in Kansas City she spent most of her life in the Grand Canyon. She discusses her children marriage family and work for Fred Harvey.…

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Interview with Leland E. "Bill" Thurston for the Grand Canyon Railway Oral History Project [constructed title] April 25 1984 1984 April 25

Richmond interviews Thurston about his exposure to and utilization of the Grand Canyon Railroad in varying degrees starting in 1935. Thurston discusses his experience as a cattle rancher and their…

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Interview with Millard E. Kuhn for the Grand Canyon Railroad Oral History Project [constructed title] Feb. 29 1984 1984

Richmond talks with Kuhn about his numerous years of experience in the logging industry and how his work was both dependent and interrelated to the Grand Canyon Railroad. Information about lumber…

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Interview with Betty L. Bartlett for the Grand Canyon Railroad Oral History Project [constructed title] July 24 1984 1984 July 24

Al Richmond interviews Betty Bartlett a former teacher at Grand Canyon High School (1956-1963) and former employee of the National Parks Service at Grand Canyon National Park. She recounts her first…

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Interview with Walter G. Mann for the Grand Canyon Railroad Oral History Project [constructed title] March 19 1984 1984

Interview conducted of centenarian Walter G. Mann by Al Richmond at the Pine Rest Home in Flagstaff. Mann was a Forest Service supervisor in the Kaibab National Forest for 30 years. He also…

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Interview with William "Bill" B. Sutton for the Grand Canyon Railroad Oral History Project [constructed title] April 2 1984. 1984

Sutton describes his experience as both a laborer as well as an engineer for the Grand Canyon Railroad. He discusses the aspects of the work as well as the route/stops along the railway that they…

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Interview with John L. Black for the Gran Canyon Railroad Oral History Project [constructed title] March 17 1984 1984

Richmond interviews Black about his father Leo Black and grandfather Harley Monroe Goss who were conductors and locomotives/diesel engineers on the Grand Canyon Railway during the 1930's and…

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Al Richmond interviews Pauline Sampson and Marjorie Poquette two long-term residents of Williams Arizona about their life and occupational experience in Williams for the Grand Canyon Railroad Oral History Project [constructed title] May 10 1984 1984

Richmond interviews Sampson and Poquette in Sampson's home in Williams. Both Sampson and Poquette long-time friends and residents of Williams were involved for numerous years in teaching in the…

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Bob Richardson for Colorado Reflections

Bob Richardson executive director of the Colorado Railroad Museum shares his knowledge and expertise regarding the history of railroads in the West railroad unions and the working conditions and…

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Forest Crossen for Colorado Reflections

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.…

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