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The Wrights discuss Ohio City history from the 1920s to the present and also give information on local mines. Mrs. Wright was a postmistress at Ohio City for many years.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mr. and Mrs. Joe Wright

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: July 1968

Location: Ohio City, Colorado

Interviewer: Charles Townsend

Length: 55 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Biographical material, Joe Wright, Ohio City, Colorado (1920s), Number of stores, Amount of mining, "Bucket of Blood" definition, Number of train runs to Pitkin, Distance from Roosevelt mine to Pitkin, Carter mine—years of operation, Reason for closing, Reason for closing Gold Links, Location, Closing of Alpine Tunnel, date, Number of stores in Ohio City, Electric power, Amount of cattle butchered, Present power source, Mr. Carter, Father’s biography, Houston Heights, Death of son, First 300 feet of Carter mine, Tourists, Train service halt (1936), Death of Carter, Social activities, Cost of orchestra, Houses of prostitution, Number of saloons, Number of schools, Church services, City government, Peak population, Listing of mines.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Tape 2, Side 1: Mrs. Wright, biographical material, Education—Gunnison, Colorado, Ohio City: Post Mistress appointment (1927), Length of service, Number of boxes, summer and winter, Local resorts, listing, Population (1927), Carter mine development (1920s), Carter family, Number of men employed, Working mines, World War II mine closing, Number of resident families, Present status of town, Date of incorporation, Railroad service, Railroad service, Service stopped, Tourism, Schools, Closing, Enrollment, Number of teachers, Church situation, Effectiveness of prohibition, Politics, Election precinct locations, Quartz Creek Improvement Association, Goals, First meeting, Number of board members, Social activities, Campaigns, Anna Gary Reynolds, Gold Links mine location, Location of town records, Ohio City and Eagle City location.

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1920s-1968

Bulk Dates: 1927-1968

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