Mesa County Oral History Project ➔ Dorothy Kittle Oral History

Oral History -- Audiocassette

Dorothy (Nichols) Kittle discusses life on her family’s fruit farm on Orchard Avenue in what later became Grand Junction, where Native American boys from the Teller Institute would help with work in the orchard. She also details the achievements of her father and first husband, and discusses other aspects of early Twentieth century life in Mesa County.
Early Grd. Jct. Life, Valley Federal Bldg, 1970,  Chester Nichols family history, smudge pots, New Method Laundry, Farmery, Reed-Miller-Ford , Hose races at Lincoln Park, Lincoln Park fairs, street car, Highline Canal, Kannah Creek, St. Matthews Episcopal Church, the Fair Store, Moyer, List of Grd. Jct. Stores, Hoel Ross Business College, 
Content Date:
1910 – 1977
Interview Date:
November 1977
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
Dorothy Nichols Kittle (narrator)
Marjorie Ebright (interviewer)
Related places
Orchard Mesa (references)
Teller Institute (references)