Sellard, Carl and Mrs W D Murphy 1967-07-26

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Carl Sellard and Mrs. Murphy talk about their backgrounds and experiences of mining in Colorado.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Carl Sellard and Mrs. W.D. Murphy

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: July 26, 1967

Location: Lewisville, Colorado

Interviewer: Charles Townsend

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Early mining conditions, Breaking an outlaw mule, Pulling logs, Mill foreman, Sellard’s mining career, Union strike, John L. Lewis—United Mine Workers, Mines in operation today, Coal mining, Ohio City as a boomtown, Sellard’s background, Trip in automobile (1913), C. M. Carter’s automobile, Carter’s life, Oscar Martin Carter, father, Carter and the unions, International groups in the mines, Price of minerals, Carter’s personality.

Tape 1, Side 2: Equality, Pay scale in the mines, Health in the mines, Lives of the miners, Education of the miners, Boarding house at Gold Links Mine, Background of Sellard’s wife, Lucas-Murdy-Sellard mining interests, Assaying, Tincup, Colorado.

Range Dates: 1910s

Bulk Dates: 1910s

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