Mesa County Oral History Project ➔ Coming From Nebraska To Fruita - Oral History with Emma Nagel

Oral History -- Audiocassette

Emma (Berg) Nagel discusses life in early Fruita as a student turned school teacher, and talks about the farm life of her family (her parents were immigrants from Sweden who settled in Western Colorado), with an extended description of her mother’s homemaking tasks.
Road From Kremmling To Debeque; Covered Wagon; Ferry At Palisade; Fruita; Dugout; Highpoint School; Grand Valley Ditch; Orchard; Garden Vegetables Listed; Rabbits For Meat; Coyotes; Drying Fruit; Badger; Rabbit Bush; Cottonwood; Christmas; Building House; RR Ties; Lombard Poplars; Wheat; Home Ice House; Skinner Ice House, Fruita; Ice Type Refrigerator; Combine; Threshing Machine; Fruit Growers Association; Fruit Creamery; Eggs And Chinkens For Sale; Vegetable Cellar; Wolves; List Of Highpoint Teachers; Church At Highpoint School; Popcorn Balls At Christmas; Easter; Fruita Congregational Church; Fruita Methodist Church Stevenson, Alfrieda Elkins Mr. Elkins, Builder Miss Dewey, Teacher Walker, Walter Mr. Schweitzer, Manager Fair Store Mr. Moyer Mr. Tope Miss Taylor, Latin Teacher
Content Date:
1930 – 1977
copyright Museums of Western Colorado
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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 person
Emma Berg Nagel (narrator)
Related place
Fruita (describes)