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The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago • The Midland directors held a meeting at Colorado Springs this week for the purpose, it is supposed, of considering the question of extending the road westward. The results of their deliberations have not yet leaked out.

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The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago • Burke Brothers, who recently bought the Metz ranch on Piceance Creek, have brought in a fine bunch of cattle which they have turned loose on Piceance and the lower country.

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The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago • Those who have used it say we have the best forging coal in the state. Mr. F. N. Johantgen considers it is the best coal for fine work he has ever used. It is his No. 1 welding coal and he has never handled better for all […]

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The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago • Mr. J. A. Martin and Mrs. Leana Collins were united in marriage last Wednesday by Judge Charles Attix. Mr. Martin is well known on White River, and identified as a rising young cattleman, and the bridge comes from Dillon.

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The Meeker Herald — 100 years ago • A new schedule went into effect yesterday on the Rifle-Meeker mail route that affects incoming and outgoing stages. Instead of leaving Rifle at 7 in the morning, they now leave after the arrival of the Denver mail train, all the way from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

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The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago Lem Miller, who has been steward at the Meeker Hotel for several years, has resigned his position on account of poor health. He was succeeded by Mr. H.E. Low.

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The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago – Dick Carnrike has sold his place on Nine Mile Hill and will leave for California. – Bert and Mrs. Salter will leave for the Pacific coast tomorrow to spend the remainder of the winter. – Frank Sheridan topped the Kansas City market last week. The Harp-Peterson and […]

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The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago n Advertisement: “Vote against state-wide prohibition. Thereby saving for Colorado our progressive local option law which makes for home-rule and local self-government.”

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The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago n C.B. Jefferies, formerly with the Union Trading company, is now at Oldland’s. “Jeff” is a popular salesman and a mighty fine fellow.

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The Meeker Herald — 100 years ago – The town was furnished with a mild sensation last Saturday night when it was found that two prisoners had escaped from the county jail. – Buy a new Easter hat at Mrs. Brown’s, if you wish the correct thing. – A fool fly was trying to rush […]

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The Meeker Herald — 100 years ago Yesterday was Groundhog Day and he saw his shadow in these parts. Make your own deductions.

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The Meeker Herald — 100 years ago – Last Friday morning it was 15 below zero. Saturday, 6 below. Sunday turned mild, but on towards evening heavy winds set in, followed by somewhat of a blizzard and snow which fell to a depth of about 6 inches. When it cleared the mercury went on the […]