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Title Rawlinson, Hilda M. Shelton Fickle
Author Jones-Eddy, Julie
Type of Resource mixed material
Digital Origin reformatted digital
Date Created 1984-08-03
Date Digitized 2009-11-20
Rights Statement Portions of this interview may only be used for educational or scholarly purposes. All rights in the manuscript and recording, including the right to publish, are reserved to the Colorado College Tutt Library. PERMISSION TO PUBLISH IN ANY FORMAT MUST BE REQUESTED from Special Collections, Colorado College Tutt Library.
Description Hilda's parents homesteaded in Dry Lake, fifteen miles south of Maybell in 1916. They lived in a rented house, a tent, and a dugout before they built the homestead. They also homesteaded a second time on Wolf Mountain, further south on Price Creek. Hilda talks about: grubbing sage brush, building the school, homeschooling, description of the dugout, and hauling water. She describes the 1918 flu, death, and burial. She talks about the outside work she did as the oldest girl: building fence, herding cows, breaking horses, plowing fields, mowing and pitching hay. She also describes: types of clothing, transportation, play, dances in Maybell, doctors, pregnancy, births, medical issues, and home remedies. She worked as a maternity helper from age fifteen to eighteen, and then worked at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction until she married at age twenty. They went to California to work on a fruit farm until the depression and then returned to Price Creek to buy a ranch. She talks about difficult years with lack of water, loss of animals, and Home Demonstration clubs. They had one child. Hilda enjoyed painting with oils. Hilda died in 2001.
Note (admin) Oral histories were collected by Julie Jones-Eddy in 1983-1986. Permission forms were obtained at the time of interviews. This oral history collection of forty-seven interviews with women between the ages of sixty-five and ninety-five years of age is the result of a two year project begun in 1984. It was supported by a grant from the Colorado Endowment for the Humanities. In addition to the tape collection, the grant also funded the production of a videotape program which highlights selective portions from some of the interviews. "Women of Northwestern Colorado, 1890-1940: Glimpses of Our Lives" is available at Tutt Libray and other libraries around the state.The original files are housed in Special Collections, Tutt Library, Colorado College, R1000. Audio files: WAV and MP3 were processed from original cassette tapes using Soundforge; a Marantz 221 PMD cassette player/recorder. Settings recommended by the Colorado Digitization Project, Digital Audio Best Practices. Each tape is set at 96kHZ, 24 bits. Images: Scanned from photos and slides to JPEG. Text materials: Scanned to PDF and processed to PDF/A using Adobe Acrobat Professional.
Subject (topic) Oral history
Frontier and pioneer life
Women pioneers
Women employees
Subject (personal name) Rawlinson, Hilda M. Shelton Fickle, 1905-2001
Subject (geographic) Colorado
Moffat County (Colo.)
Rio Blanco County (Colo.)
Dry Lake (Colo.)
Maybell (Colo.)
Meeker (Colo.)
Price Creek (Colo.)
Subject (form) Personal narratives
Audio recording
Publisher Colorado College
Place of Publication Colorado Springs, Colorado
Language eng
Duration 80 min.
Series Title Women in Northwestern Colorado
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/10176/coccc:2924
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RawlinsonHildaPhoto.jpg   Photo -- Hilda Shelton Fickle Rawlinson, August 3, 1984 image/jpeg 151.88KB 0
RawlinsonHildaaBio.pdf   Biographical information sheet application/pdf 35.44KB 0
RawlinsonHildabSummary.pdf   Summary index of interview application/pdf 173.13KB 0
RawlinsonHildacTranscript.pdf   Transcript of interview application/pdf 1.30MB 0
RawlinsonHildadAgreement.pdf   Permission agreement application/pdf 70.05KB 0
RawlinsonPhotoArt1.jpg   Rawlinson Art 1 image/jpeg 53.17KB 0
RawlinsonPhotoArt2.jpg   Rawlinson Art 2 image/jpeg 50.43KB 0
RawlinsonPhotoArt3.jpg   Rawlinson Art 3 image/jpeg 46.78KB 0

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