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Elaine White Kelton expounds upon her experiences as a founder of Vail.
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Carolyn Woodward Pope discusses her experiences of Vail and the colorful people she knew.
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This is the 2nd interview with George Mizner, M.D. by Walter Gallacher. This interview was recorded 4 months after the 1st interview.
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Joan and Jack Carnie, who helped establish the Town of Vail and its skiing community, moved to the Gore Creek Valley in 1962. They speak of their early Vail experiences in this oral history.
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Kathy Lell Heicher discusses the history of Eagle County, Colorado and her early years in Eagle during the 1970s.
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Interview of Fred and Judy Gold by Walter Gallacher discussing their lives before they moved to Vail and their lives in Vail.
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Oral History interview of Charlyn Canada by Walter Gallacher. The recorded oral history interview, as well as its nominally edited oral history transcript, discusses Charlyn's life, her life in libraries, and her tenure as Director of Library Services during the early years of Vail Public Library (Eagle County, Colorado).
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Marka Moser grew up in Colorado Springs, but has made Vail and Eagle County home for most of her adult life. Marka has been involved with the local newspaper, local schools, and many local organizations. Her story is included in the "Women of Vail" book by Elaine Kelton. Marka is the niece of "Bud" Palmer, long time Vail resident, broadcaster, and professional basketball player.
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Anna and Pepi Langegger were early residents of and restaurant owners in Vail, Colorado (arrived ca. 1966).
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Visionary and sustainability-oriented mountain architect, Pamela Hopkins, discusses her small firm's award-winning design of the Vail Public Library. Hopkins also discusses her early experiences as a woman in a male-dominated profession.
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Randy Milhoan reflects upon the 1960s in Vail, his role in the creation of SummerVail art camp at Ford Park and the inaugural era of Colorado Mountain College, and his participation in Art in Vail and public art projects within the Town of Vail.
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Interview with Ella Warren Burnett by Walter Gallacher. Ella discusses her childhood in Red Cliff, CO, her nursing studies during World War II, her life with husband Pete Burnett, and her nursing career in the Gilman Mine, with Dr. George Stanley, and in Vail, with Dr. Tom Steinberg.
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Merv Lapin expounds upon his youth and family life, the early days of Vail (1960s), his life-long friendships created while traveling and camping in Soviet Bloc countries by Volkswagon van, creation of Vail international youth hockey exchanges with Communist Russia, and the community of Vail today.
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Pam Brandmeyer discusses her experiences as Assistant Town Manager of Vail, as well as her other responsibilities in 35 years with the Town of Vail. The image depicts Town of Vail Mayor Andy Daly congratulating Pam Brandmeyer on her retirement from 35 successful years with Vail town government.
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Nancy Waring Nottingham and Susie Tjossem expound on developing the early programs for the Vail Children's Ski School.
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Lyle Viers discusses his experiences at a ski instructor at Vail (Colorado) and Mammoth (California). Viers began teaching at Vail in 1967 and has taught skiing over 55 years. Hailing from a family of miners, the Viers family lived in Minturn, Gilman and Leadville in the 1950s.
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Interview of Dr. George Mizner by Walter Gallacher. Interview discusses Dr. Mizner's early childhood in Europe during WWII, his education and his work, as well as his arrival in Vail, CO.
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Jose Simon Marquez, who is often known as Joe Marquez, discusses growing up on his family's Spanish Land Grant ranchito in New Mexico. Marquez also discusses his experiences playing 'goodwill' baseball for the Third Armored Division while reconstructing Europe in the 1950s, working for McDonnell Douglas in California, relocating to Minturn and working with the US Forest Service and the Town of Vail, his early entrepreneurship in the Eagle River and...
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Ann Loper discusses the early days of Vail, her joy of skiing and furry creatures, and her years as a ski instructor at Vail. Ann and Bill Loper are depicted in the image.
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Interview of Lynn Kanakis by Walter Gallacher. Lynn discusses his arrival in what is now the Vail Valley to herd sheep at his godfather's ranch. Lynn goes on to describe his career in the Gilman Mine and in Leadville. He also talks about his life in Minturn.