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The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago – Simp Harp, the genial manager of the Meeker Hotel, was the busiest man in town last week. The French glass recently arrived from Denver has been placed behind the bar and adds greatly to the appearance of the saloon. – The Chinaman force in the kitchen will […]

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The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago ~ The round-up is approaching a close. Wednesday they worked Little Beaver, Thursday Coal Creek and Friday Curtis Creek and today they finish on the Rawlins road and Sulphur, tomorrow begin on Strawberry. The calf crop will not be so large as last year, most of the late […]

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The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago n A meeting was held at J.V. Houston’s office Monday night for the purpose of organizing a baseball club. Morris Dreifuss was elected treasurer and J.F. Houston, secretary. The following constitute the nine, and placed as they will play. C.G. Grymes, catcher; E. Long, pitcher; Morris Dreifuss, first […]

Rio Blanco Days Gone By

The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago Miss Agnes Hazen reports the attendance at the public school has been increasing. Maud Miller and Clarence Nichols head the roll of those who have been neither tardy nor absent.

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The Meeker Herald – 125 years ago •  At last Meeker has a meat market. The genial and popular Ed Bellows has opened a meat market in the Holden building.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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.

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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.

Days Gone By: Lions Easter egg hunt

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.

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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.