Oral and Video History Program

The Palisade Historical Society has an active oral and video history program. We record digital videos of people as they share memories of Palisade, their lives, and family stories. The written summaries of these interviews are below.

If you know someone who is interested in participating in our program, please contact us.

Also, we are grateful to the Marie Tipping Archives at the Museums of Western Colorado for sharing notes and transcriptions of Mesa County Oral Histories which were conducted in the 1970s and 1980s. Our summaries of several Palisade residents are listed below, organized by the Mesa County Oral History Project number.┬áThe Museum and the Mesa County Library are working on transferring the original cassette tapes to mp3 audio and putting them on the Library’s websites. When that occurs, we will add links to the Palisade oral histories.

Shirley Rowley Craig Maurer

Ed Maurer

Bill Beckwith

Bill Floryancic

Lucille Phillips Hampton Floryancic

Merrilyn Kay Decker Simpkins

Barney and Ruth Davis

Geraldine Malatche Burdick

John Hickman

Gordon Stewart

Nancy Maurer Taylor

Art and Kathy Wells Keswick

Albert Merlino

Keith Clinton

Dorothy Carver Hines

Lyman Wallace

Ida McKay Shrum

MC #43 Marion Bowman

MC #48 -1 and MC #48 – 2 Levi Clark

MC #92 Helen Maher Bowman

MC #279 Eugene F. Rowley

MC #295 Lee Toothaker

MC #298, #349-1 and 349-2 Virgil Hickman

MC #526 1- 4 Ann Reese Stokes

MC #739 Max Sisson

MC #748 Lorin Anderson

MC #770 Annie Goffredi

MC #794 George Bunte