Jeffco Stories Oral History Project

A project of the Jefferson County Public Library. We record interviews with local residents about Jefferson County, its people, history, and environs.

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World War II

Edward J. Tipper
A member of E Company in the 101st Airborne Division remembers his experiences in WWII and on D-Day.

Armand Sedgeley
Mr. Sedgeley speaks about his service in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII.

Marvin "Jack" King
Remembers his service in the U.S. Navy during WWII and seeing Bob Hope at a USO show.


Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Ken-Caryl Ranch

Chris Pacetti
Chris Pacetti, executive director of the Ken-Caryl Ranch Master Association, provides an administrative perspective of the history and development of Ken-Caryl Ranch. Mr. Pacetti discusses community zoning, usage, and other aspects affecting homeowners and business owners in Ken-Caryl Ranch.

Descendants of James Adams Perley
A conversation with three descendants of James Adams Perley, who bought what is now known as the Bradford Perley House in 1895. The interviewees discuss their relationship to Ken-Caryl Ranch, and examine old photographs and documents related to their family.

Darrell Windes
Darrell Windes is the Ken-Caryl Ranch Metropolitan District Manager. In this interview, he discusses various administrative aspects of Ken-Caryl Ranch, including taxation, dues and district lines. Windes also clarifies different roles of the Ken-Caryl Ranch Metropolitan District and the Ken-Caryl Ranch Master Association.

Descendants of "Cap" McDannald
Three descendants of local rancher and oilman A.T. "Cap" McDannald discuss family history and share memories. Jane McDannald Russell is McDannald's granddaughter, Kim McKinney is McDannald's great-granddaughter, and Martha K. Rains is McDannald's niece. Discussions take place in several locations, including in the car while driving through Ken-Caryl Ranch.



Marv Kay
Mayor of Golden from 1988 to 1996, also worked for the Colorado School of Mines

Esther and Art Papenfus
Artist and teacher discuss their lives and work in Golden during the mid 20th century.

Steve Stevens
Recorded tour of the Golden Oldy Cyclery Museum and discussion of historic cycling events in Golden.