The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago n At last we have a shoemaker in our town. Mr. B.F. Caster, an artist in his line, has opened a shop and guarantees satisfactory work. n Colorow and gang are with their sheep and ponies in camp at Cross Mountain. n J.V. Houston has made arrangements to [...]
The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago n Arbor Day was observed in Meeker in a truly public, spirited way. Our citizens, both ladies and gentlemen, turned out in force. Ninety-two trees were planted in two lines east and west parallel and 15 feet apart each way across the park … making 262 trees altogether [...]
The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago n J.V Houston expects his stock in next week. Mr. Houston will open up the handsomest store in town. This week he also located a fine ranch just above Frank Sheridan’s.
The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago ~ Eleven inches of snow has fallen since April 1 and 7 feet minus 2 inches since Nov. 6. The lowest estimate is 4,000 dead animals on the range. There will be no dividends for White River cattle companies this year.
The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago J.L. McHatton arrived home from Illinois bringing with him 12 head of fine Norman-Percheron horses. County warrants 65 cents at J.W. Hugus & Co.
The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago – The growth of Meeker at the present time is of a substantial and healthy character and augurs well for our future prosperity. There is now in process of construction and in contemplation buildings that will cost in the aggregate fully $12,000.
The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago n Al Hall of Leadville arrived on Coal Creek Saturday where he will join his brother J.E. Hall in the ranch and cattle business. n William A. Keller’s new residence is nearing completion under the artistic hands of Jack Yonkers and Oscar Harkness.
The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago • Monday evening’s ball in honor of Washington’s birthday was a very successful affair. • Harry Gilmore did a very artistic job of painting and graining Tom Little’s new saloon. • The O.K. Saloon is now open to the public. J.W. Welch, the proprietor, has billiard
The Meeker Herald — 75 years ago • This week Oldland and Company are advertising a 40th anniversary sale at their Meeker store.
The Meeker Herald — 75 years ago Tuesday morning marked the commencement of construction of Rio Blanco County’s new court house.
The Meeker Herald — 100 years ago • A deal went thru this week whereby L.B. Walbridge becomes the owner of the handsome Iles town residence. • A telegram just received from Fred Nichols, manager of the Coltharp company, announces the total destruction of the Dragon freight depot by fire.
The Meeker Herald — 100 years ago April 23, 1910 • White River fruit was not damaged by Thursday night’s frost. • Miss Bertha J. Lewis, from Brighton, Colo., arrived in town Sunday. Miss Lewis will conduct the summer term of the Oakridge Park school