Animas High School students record oral histories of longtime residents

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Animas High School students record oral histories of longtime residents

Life before the digital age examined in class project
Animas High School student Deandra Shideler, 14, operates a microphone during an interview with Danny Culhane, a La Plata County native and co-owner of Honeyville. Students in Stephen Sellers’ humanities class are interviewing longtime residents in the north Animas Valley as part of an oral history project.

Animas High School students record oral histories of longtime residents

Animas High School student Deandra Shideler, 14, operates a microphone during an interview with Danny Culhane, a La Plata County native and co-owner of Honeyville. Students in Stephen Sellers’ humanities class are interviewing longtime residents in the north Animas Valley as part of an oral history project.

Animas High School students record oral histories of longtime residents

Animas High School students interview Danny Culhane, a La Plata County native and co-owner of Honeyville. The group plans to transcribe and subtitle its interview with Danny Culhane and create a recorded oral history of the interview that will be donated to the Center of Southwest Studies.

Animas High School students record oral histories of longtime residents

Animas High School students Cooper Machicek, 14, center; Deandra Shideler, 14, operating the microphone; Jai Fallows, 15, standing; and AHS teacher Stephen Sellers interview Danny Culhane, a La Plata County native and co-owner of Honeyville. In October, AHS students plan to speak about their oral history project at the Animas Valley Grange.

Animas High School students record oral histories of longtime residents

Animas High School students Cooper Machicek, 14, right; Deandra Shideler, 14, operating the microphone; and Jai Fallows, 15, standing, interview Danny Culhane, a La Plata County native and co-owner of Honeyville. “We look at it as a family business,” Culhane told students, “and our beekeepers are pretty much family operations, and like us, they’ve been doing it most of their lives.”
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