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.

Know someone with a great story? Contact us: Email | 303-275-6180

Trolley Stories

Darrell Arndt
Mr. Arndt discusses the history of Car Number 25 and his instrumental role in its restoration.

Lester Nelson
Mr. Nelson discusses his role in the mechanical work for restoration of Car Number 25.

Joan Westmoreland
Ms. Westmoreland discusses her memories of riding the streetcars between Jefferson County and Denver.


Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Ken-Caryl Ranch

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.

More to come!

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.



Brent Davies
Mr. Davies talks about the history of Davies Chuck Wagon Diner on West Colfax.

Jim Gibson
Jim Gibson talks about his experiences running Gibson Dairy in Lakewood.

Dino DiPaolo
Interview with the owner of Dino's and Ramon's restaurants on West Colfax.



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.