August 14, 2017

Stories

As a part of this project, our community has begun collecting oral histories in both audio and video format. Below are some of what we’ve collected so far. These include both full interviews (in their entirety) and shorter excerpts addressing common topics. There are also videos of Community Events here.

If you would like to be interviewed for this project or have a suggestion for someone we should interview (or an event we should record), let us know.

Full Interviews

Carol Simon – March 19, 2019

Barbara Roth – March 13, 2019

Jill Cavaliere – February 24, 2019

Izzy Escobar – February 2, 2019

Ted Awtrey – February 1, 2019

Ted Awtrey – January 30, 2019

Ted Troller – December 12, 2018

Ted Troller – November 27, 2018

Jim Cox – December 7, 2018

Jim Cox – December 3, 2018

Barbara Miller – October 13, 2018

Jeanne Williams – Part 1 – April 4, 2018

Jeanne Williams – Part 2 – April 4, 2018

Junior Gomez – Part 1 – March 30, 2018

Junior Gomez – Part 2 – April 3, 2018

Junior Gomez – My Old Home Town – March 30, 2018

Junior Gomez – Wood carvings – March 30, 2018

Noel Snyder – Part 1 (Portal Mining Action Coalition) – March 23, 2018

Noel Snyder – Part 2 (thick-billed parrots) – March 23, 2018

Sally Richards – January 25, 2018

Zola Stoltz – January 2, 2018

Mary Winkler – April 12, 2017 (audio only)

Bob Addison – Part 1 – March 26, 2017

Bob Addison – Part 2 – April 2, 2017

Mary Willy – March 28, 2017

Delane Blondeau – Part 1 – March 21, 2017

Delane Blondeau – Part 2 – March 23, 2017

Excerpts

What brought you to this area?

Mary Winkler

What makes this area special?

Portal and Rodeo

Portal Rescue

Soup Kitchen fundraiser

Sew What

St. Patricks Day Parade

July 4 parade

Hiking Club

Mary Winkler

Holiday programs

Portal Library

“Downtown” Portal (store, school, etc.)

Mary Winkler

Southwest Research Station


Building houses

Mary Winkler

Douglas

In 1940s – Mary Winkler

Advice to others


Community Events

Jeanne Williams and Delane Blondeau Birthday Party – April 6, 2019

Ted Troller – Heritage Days – September 8, 2018