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Franktown Truck Line Collection, 1929-1932

Douglas County History Research Center
Douglas County Libraries
100 S. Wilcox Street
Castle Rock, Colorado 80104
U.S.A.
Phone: 303-688-7730
Email: localhistory@dclibraries.org
URL: http://DouglasCountyLibraries.org

©2017



Profile Description

Creation: Encoded by Joan Gandy2017-08-14
Language: Finding aid is in English

Collection Summary

RepositoryDouglas County Libraries / 100 S. Wilcox St. / Castle Rock, CO 80104 / Phone: 303-688-7730
CreatorThe Mikelson family
TitleFranktown Truck Line Collection
Dates: 1870-1932
Dates: 1929-1932
Size1 file folder
Abstract:The Franktown Truck Line Collection consists of three black and white photographs related to Albert Mikelson, who purchased the Franktown Truck Line in 1929 from his brother Henry.
Collection Number2017.031
Language: English

Arrangement of the Collection

Collection is arranged into the following series and subseries: Series 1, Mikelson Family Franktown Truck Line Photographs

Scope and Content

This collection consists of three black and white photographs. Two of the photographs depict the United Truck owned by the Franktown Truck Line in 1929. Albert Mikelson purchased the Franktown Truck Line in 1929 from his brother Henry. The truck was used mainly to haul milk from dairies along Cherry Creek to creameries in Denver. It also served as a school bus, shopping and delivery service for Montgomery Wards and Sears, ice delivery to farmers and the Franktown store, grocery pickup and delivery from Denver Whole Sale businesses, fruit and vegetable delivery from Denargo Market, and coal and livestock feed delivery. In one photograph, the truck is loaded with hay whith Albert Mikelson in the cab and his son Stanley by the truck's wheel. In another photograph, Albert Mikelson stands beside the truck with the words "Franktown Truck" on the side. The PUC permit #202 allowed for transportation of livestock, farm products, and other freight from Douglas County to any part of Colorado. The milk had to be delivered to Denver every day as the only cooling method was a water tank. The truck line was sold in 1944. In the final photograph, Albert Mikelson's children Stanley and Shirley are standing in 1932 outside of thier home, which was built in the 1870s and as of 2017 was still standing southwest of the Franktown Fire Station in Franktown, Colorado.


Biography / History

Albert Mikelson purchased the Franktown Truck Line in 1929 from his brother Henry Mikelson. In 1932, he lived in a house built in the 1870s southwest of the Franktown Fire Station, still standing in Franktown as of 2017. He had two children Stanley and Shirley Mikelson.


Access Terms

Creameries
Franktown (Colo.)
Franktown Fire Station (Franktown, Colo.)
Mikelson, Albert, 1900-
Mikelson, Henry
Mikelson, Shirley
Mikelson, Stanley, 1926-
Milk
Truck industry

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Douglas County History Research Center material is non-circulating, requires staff retrieval and is available by appointment during normal library hours.

Copy Restrictions

The collection is used in the presence of the Douglas County History Research Center staff. Some items may be fragile and may only be duplicated with permission of the Douglas County History Research Center staff.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Franktown Truck Line Collection 1929-1932, Douglas County History Research Center. Douglas County Libraries, Castle Rock, CO.

Acquisition Information

Collection found in Douglas County History Research Center Vault in 2017.

Processing Information

Processed by Joan Gandy

Accruals

No further accruals are expected.


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