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Carbondale Historical Society

Carbondale Historical Society

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Carbondale Historical Society aims to share the stories of before, during and after the founding of Carbondale, Colorado.
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Historic Women - Mary Ferguson
Mary Ferguson was born in Spring Gulch in 1906, and was an elementary school teacher in Carbondale for 27 years. She lived from the horse and buggy era to the space age. She died in Carbondale in 1999 at the age of 92.
March 30, 2021
Historic Women - Laurie Loeb
Laurie Loeb is the originator of Mountain Fair, a three day summer arts and music fair held annually in Carbondale, Colorado, that has around 15,000 attendees. She is still involved as the leader of the Rhythm of the Heart Community Drum Circle during the opening ceremony, which has more than 400 participants. Loeb also started Mountain Fair’s sponsoring organization, Carbondale Arts, a hugely successful non-profit that supports art, music and dance.
March 26, 2021
Historical Women - Sue Rodgers
Sue is in the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame and the owner of the Crystal River Ranch. Her passion for the American West is evident in her active conservation and preservation efforts in the Roaring Fork Valley. A lifelong philanthropist, Rodgers is president of the Anschutz Family Foundation, which funds nonprofits, and the Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Fund, which promotes women's self-sufficiency. She was the first woman recipient of the Citizen of the West award of the National Western Stock Show in 2006, and was inducted into the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame in 2008.
March 15, 2021
Historical Women - Edna Sweet - Carbondale Pioneer
Edna Denmark Sweet was one of Carbondale’s early pioneers. She lived here from the age of 13 in 1885 to her death at 82 in 1954. She published a book in 1947 called Carbondale Pioneers – 1879 to 1890, which is one of the Carbondale Historical Society’s most valuable research materials.
February 15, 2021
Historical Women - Clara Rose - Ute - Mid 1800s
A composite sketch of a native Ute woman. The script was written and performed by Charlotte Graham, of Marble, Colorado, and fact-checked by Larry Cesspouch, of Neola, Utah. Flute music is performed by Ute elder Clifford Duncan.
February 6, 2021
Meeting the Carbondale Historical Society's Leadership
Listen to the 1st ever Historical Society's podcast.  We hope to archive and offer Carbondale's stories through audio files and interviews.  In this first episode, Stephen Shapiro interviews Sue Gray.
January 23, 2021