General Note: Part of the CWA Pioneer Interviews Collection. Consists of an interview of William H. Hawkes, an early-day settler in Larimer County, Colorado. After serving in the Union Army during the Civil War, Hawkes came to Nebraska as a hunter working for a frontiersman known locally as "Kiowa Bill." Moving to Iowa, he bought into a livery business, and married Mina F. Curtis in 1878. In that same year he and his wife moved to present-day Larimer County, Colorado, where they established a ranch near Virginia Dale. Much of this interview consist of his recollections of operating a cattle ranch ca. 1880-1920.
Web Location: https://www.historycolorado.org/oral-histories