Interview with Marie Chisholm

Exterior view of the old Fairplay Hospital in 1965

Exterior view of the old Fairplay Hospital in 1965

Oral histories provide a unique and personalized source of the events of the past. Marie Chisholm, a resident of Fairplay Colorado, recounts the eventful memories of Park County through her life time in an interview with Linda Bjorklund on July 5th, 2002. 

Marie moved to Fairplay at a young age, and supported herself at 14 working several jobs, including night shifts at the Fairplay hospital. She recounts her time in school and the demographics of her class, experiences with patients in the hospital, the state of Park County during wartime during World War II, population shifts she experienced, and other siginificant moments of her life in Fairplay. A transcript of the interview is located here.