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Voices of the Colorado Plateau

Voices of the Colorado Plateau presents first person oral history interviews of twelve Plateau residents, describing life in this part of Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico. Some stories are illustrated with historical images. Listen to Elizabeth Mayes, who came to Page, Arizona to teach the children of workers building the Glen Canyon Dam, or Margarita Gomez, who came to Flagstaff from Spain in 1920. Hear Marvin Litton talk about naming his boats after natural places, Heber Hall tell how his father bought a homestead for $14.90 before World War II, or David Estrella watching his mother make "Ten Tortillas at Once." The site is organized into People, Places, and Topics, but selecting the Archive link gives a list of all twelve interviewees and the subjects they speak about. The interviews were collected from the 1970s through the 1990s by eight cultural heritage institutions, including universities, museums, state parks, and an historical society. The complete list is under the About Us section.
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Date Issued c2002
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Date of Scout Publication 2002-05-03
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