Mesa County Oral History Project ➔ Craig Aupperle Oral History

Oral History -- Audiocassette

Craig Aupperle, longtime resident of Grand Junction, describes the traveling salesmen that came through town and the circuses that performed on the old hospital grounds. He also talks about early doctors in the Grand Valley, early sawmills on Pinyon Mesa, freight wagons, deer hunting, and high school sports.

Grand Junction Growth-People, Italians, Circus, Sawmills, Stage coach, Bookcliff Mine-Coal, KKK, Highline Canal
Content Date:
1910 – 1976
Interview Date:
May 1976
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
Craig Bonnifield Aupperle [1893-1982] (narrator)
Anne Saunders (interviewer)