Mesa County Oral History Project ➔ Oral History with Armand De Beque

Oral History -- Audiocassette

Armand de Beque describes the early days of his father, W.A.E. De Beque, as one of the founders of De Beque, Colorado. He also talks about the cattle ranching business, local legends of the valley, oil rigs in the area, and sheep and cattle ranching wars.

Early Days in DeBeque, cowboy, charlie glass, dave knight, nucholas, cattle and packing comp., carlliyl brothers ranch, oil shale, oil and gas wells, baseball teams.
Content Date:
1900 – 1979
Interview Date:
April 24 1979
Related collection
Mesa County Oral History Project The Mesa County Oral History Project began as a joint project of the Museums of Western Colorado and Mesa County Libraries (MCL) in 1975.

What IS Oral History?
An oral history is an audio or video recording of a person speaking about their personal, lived experience of historical events. 

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Related people
Armand De Beque [1912 - 1998] (narrator)
Zelma Parkes (interviewer)
Related place
De Beque (references)