Days Gone By

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 and pool tables on the […]

Rio Blanco County Days Gone By

The Meeker Herald — 75 years ago • This week Oldland and Company are advertising a 40th anniversary sale at their Meeker store.

Days Gone By

The Meeker Herald — 75 years ago Tuesday morning marked the commencement of construction of Rio Blanco County’s new court house.

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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.

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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

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The Meeker Herald — 120 years ago March 29, 1890 • J.W. Hugus and Co. have decided to erect a 2-story brick block on their corner. The upper floor will be occupied by the Masonic Fraternity and three large office rooms. This floor is already rented.

Rio Blanco County Days Gone By

The Meeker Herald — 120 years ago March 22, 1890 • The approaching election is becoming a live issue. So far candidates are not numerous — for mayor, L.J. Bemer and Frank Barton. For trustees: W.H. Clark, J.L. McHatton, H.C. Gilmore, C.A. Booth, John A. Watson, Lou Craig and Phil Ledbetter have been mentioned.

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The Meeker Herald — 100 years ago March 10, 1910 • Although the workmen are not quite through yet, the Baer family moved into their elegant new home this week — a home that would do credit to Capitol Hill, Denver, in general appearance and all details.

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The Meeker Herald — 75 years ago March 7, 1935 • Everett Rector, Rangely pioneer, was severely burned when carbide gas from his lighting system exploded. It seems that after retiring for night, Mr. Rector thought he smelled a gas odor. When he struck a match there was an explosion.

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The Meeker Herald — 75 years ago Feb. 28, 1935 • Prominent lower White River rancher James Delaney was killed in a runaway accident last weekend. It was surmised he was dragged by his team of horses and died from his injuries. The accident occurred Saturday or Sunday. His body was found Wednesday morning in […]

Rio Blanco County Days Gone By

The Meeker Herald — 75 years ago Feb. 14, 1935 • Preliminary work was started by Foreman Harry Pollard on the Warner Point road project on the Meeker-Buford road. • The Meeker Library is again open after having been closed during the recent epidemic. The library has been thoroughly fumigated. Any books that were in […]

Rio Blanco County Days Gone By

The Meeker Herald — 75 years ago Jan. 24, 1935 • Bond Norman reports 14 head of cattle missing from his pasture along government road 5 miles west of town.