Mesa County Oral History Project ➔ Oral History with Jeanette LeBeau

Oral History -- Audiocassette

Jeanette LeBeau, an early Mesa County resident, talks about climbing Independence Monument with bare feet, Ute Indians who visited her grandparents in pioneer Fruita, summers spent at Leach’s cattle ranch in Pinon Mesa, means of transportation, law enforcement, and prejudice against Catholics in the Grand Valley.
Climbing Independence Monument On The Monument; Cold Shivers Point; Road Tragedy, John Otto; Indians Wanting Food; Washing Clothes In Kettle; Feeding Indians Dried Apples And Water; High Point; Indian School-teller Institute; Indian Cowboys; Chipeta, Making Jewelery; Fruita; Chief Atchee; Jacobs Well; Serpents Trail; Pinon Mesa; Pinon Mesa Sawmill; Wolverines; Lions; John Condon, Desert Hermit; Pest House; No Thorofare Canyon; Whiskey
Interview Date:
April 5 1976
copyright Museums of Western Colorado
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
Jeanette LeBeau (narrator)
Sally Crum (interviewer)
Related place
Grand Junction (describes)