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Charles W. Rothwell oral history

Repository: Denver Public Library. Central Library: Western History and Genealogy

Collection Description (Extant): African American born on Septemer 12, 1895. His family helped build Denver, Colorado, bought land in the growing city. Resided at the African American colony of Dearfield (Colo.) from 1909-1917. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I. Spent time as a cowboy, Pullman porter, and Five Points businessman. On the first tape Rockwell talks about Harmon, Colorado which was near Cherry Creek (Colo.), the dust bowl, being a cow puncher. On the second tape he talks about Dearfield, Colo., founder O. T. Jackson, early settlers of the African American.

Origin Info: Gift of Margaret Picher (interviewer), 1989.

Date(s): 1974

Digital Status: No

Existing IDs: C MSS OH170-1 Mullen Rm. Cassettte1

Extent: 2 sound cassettes analog 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.

Language: English

Related Archival Items: See also the Neighborhood Oral History Project and the Five Points [Neighborhood] Interviews, also at the Denver Public Library (Central Library).

Interviewees: Charles W. Rothwell

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights

Subjects:

African American businesspeople
African American cowboys
African American veterans
African Americans--Colorado
Dearfield (Colo.)
Five Points (Denver, Colo.)
Pullman porters

Genres:

Interviews
Sound recordings

 

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