Description of content: Bill Wells owned and ran the Glen Haven Inn. His hotel which suffered only minor damage became the headquarters of refugees and rescue operators. Wells talked about the flood and the aftermath in detail. His interview demonstrates the optimistic spirit for rebuilding the town.
Recording length: 1 hour
Physical Description: Interview on reel to reel tape.
Project description: Thanks to the generosity of the John W. Emery Family, in 2018 History Colorado hired an Assistant Curator of Oral History to manage all aspects of History Colorado’s oral history collections. In October of 2018, an initial survey of the 700 + recordings identified as oral histories began. The goal of the project includes adding the material to the Argus database and increasing its exposure and access.