Barbara was born in 1926 to a wealthy, bright, and affluent family living in Highland Park, Illinois. She excelled in school
graduating from high school at the young age of sixteen. Ever the socialite, she would sneak out to Chicago’s night clubs thus
contributing to her lifelong love of jazz and blues. She went to Vassar Women’s College and majored in liberal arts while
contemplating a law degree.
Always the looker, she had her choice of men; but, it was a Dartmouth ski team captain who swept off her feet. Next thing she
knew she was married in Aspen while on a skiing vacation. With the end of the WWII, she and Jack, her husband, toured Europe,
enjoyed meager rations of wine, cheese, and bread, and visited the hidden and bomb-resistant treasures of art throughout the
reawakening European valley.
Upon returning to the US, she and Jack lived in Washington, DC until Jack’s dream job came along with the establishment of a
progressive start-up school in the mountains of Colorado. There both she and Jack taught at the then-new Colorado Rocky Mountain
School in Carbondale and later at Colorado Mountain College, Spring Valley Campus in Glenwood Springs. She is identified as one
of the "Pioneer Women of the Roaring Fork Valley."
Barb served on many boards active in community programs and still supports historical groups and the arts in between a whirl wind
of activity and travel. After retiring, Barbara has been able to go through her myriad of photos, slides, and archived presentations.
We’re proud to help her produce her memoirs and welcome many more “Barbara Snobble Remembers...” videos.
On June 9th 2007, Barbara Snobble presented her tribute slideshow for the Colorado Rocky Mountain School (CRMS) Classes of 1954 through 1959. It showcased a fantastic collection of the early images of CRMS, the Carbondale, Aspen, and surrounding areas, and the natural wonders of the Southwest explored on the many school trips. It also presented a striking comparison of how the school, area, and Southwest have changed with time. Spring Trips visited Monument Valley, Navajo Monument, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Natural Bridges, San Juan River, Aztec Ruins, Bandelier, Colorado River and Lake Powell, Canyonlands before it became a National Park, and Canyon de Chelly and the Navajo Nation and various Anasazi ruins. Other highlights included images of CRMS students in Aspen and Carbondale parades and views of early CRMS campus (including the Old Boys' Dorm "Sheepy Hollow"). The slides were then digitized, retouched, and corrected; reassembled with a studio recording of
Barb's narration; and produced in a DVD and Blu-ray format. To compliment the discs, the slide pictures were reassembled with a transcription of Barb's narration and produced in a book.
The "Barbara Snobble Remembers... CRMS 1954 - 1959" DVD is now available. (The DVD is sold for us through CreateSpace, an Amazon Company, and the "CreateSpace" link will open separate page directing you to the site for purchase. You may also purchase the DVD on Amazon.com.) (Price: $19.95 + s/h)
Blu-ray version (1920x1080p HDTV) also available. (The Blu-ray is sold for us through Square Market and the "Square" link will open separate page directing you to the site for purchase.) (Price: $29.95 + s/h)
The "Barbara Snobble Remembers... CRMS 1954 - 1959" Book, based upon the photographs from the DVD, is now available. This is the perfect companion to the DVD and Blu-ray discs narrated by Barb. (The book is sold for us through CreateSpace, an Amazon Company, and the "CreateSpace" link will open separate page directing you to the site for purchase. You may also purchase the book on Amazon.com.) (Price: $24.95 + s/h)
All of the 209 individual pictures from the slideshow are available to print. (Instaproofs.com is our photograph and printing partner and the "Instaproofs" link will open separate page directing you to the site for purchase.) (Prices vary from $1.00 for a 4x6 print and up, s/h additional)
Want to see a high resolution clip from the DVD?...
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