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Oral History Interview with Sam Boscoe

Oral History Interview with Sam Boscoe
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Sound Recording
Sam Boscoe recalls growing up as a young boy on West Colfax Street on Denver, Colorado's west side. He details his family's early ventures into the bakery business and the establishment of Star Bread Co., previously Star Bakery. He also discusses his time in the U.S. Army during World War II, and describes his memories of the 1913 Denver snowstorm and the 100-year flood of 1965. Sam Boscoe was born in Denver in 1905. His father was Jacob Boscoe (European name was Boscowitz), the founder of Star Bread Co. on West Colfax Street in Denver. He attended Denver's North High School in the 1920s and continued his education by pursuing a degree in business administration at the University of Denver, graduating in 1927. He became head of the company the same year and continued the family tradition of operating this bakery along with his brother, Rudolph (Rudy), until it was sold in the late 1970s.