The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago • The “84” yellow cabins on Yellow Creek caught fire about 10 a.m. Monday and burned to the ground in less than two minutes. • Tim Breene arrived on Piceance Wednesday from Leadville. He will make Piceance his permanent home.
The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago • No better evidence of the growth and needs of Meeker could be shown than the opening of Tom Watson’s general merchandise establishment to accommodate the increasing population along the White River.
The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago • In the selection of Joe Ralston as game warden, the county commissioners secured the service of a good man and one that will enforce the game laws to the letter.
The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago • The bridge across the White River below town is now finished and open to the traffic. The cost was $5,000. • By Jan. 1, Denver will be illuminated with the latest improved Edison incandescent electric light.
The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago • The city election passed off quietly and resulted in the election of the following gentlemen who will form our city government until next April when the regular elections occur. Mayor W. H. Clark, trustees J.L. McHatton, G.S. Allsebrook, James Lyttle, Charles Atix and T.J. Little.
The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago • Have your order filled by 11 a.m. Thanksgiving Day as the stores will be closed at that hour. • There will be a citizens’ meeting Monday at the post office, for the purpose of nominating candidates for mayor and trustees.
The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago • The Meeker school opened Nov. 2 with an attendance of 30. The expected books have not yet arrived. • The bar attached to the Pioneer Hotel is a model of neatness and beauty. Jesse Black will preside behind the mahogany.
The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago • We take the pleasure of announcing to the public that J.W. Hugus & Co. will, on or about the first of December, open a bank in Meeker. • Otto Metzger and Baron Rothchild arrived from Leadville. Mr. Metzger is here to stay and the baron to size [...]
The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago • The cattle business has been very quiet this past two week, but building has been very active. The week closes with six buildings in the process of erection.
The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago • Frank Clark has been busy this week tearing out the partitions in the Major building. The place will make a fine dancing hall.
The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago • A meeting of the taxpayers in School District No. 2 was held to consider levying a 2 mill tax for school purposes. Mr. Allsbrook gave the following figures for expenses: cash on hand to pay teacher, $230; cost of iron seats, $163.50; freight, $12.50 and school rent [...]
The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago • Hudson, Jewett and Wolfe is the name of the livery and feed firm about to start in Meeker shortly. The boys were placing lumber in position this week. • Dr. Thorton and family arrived Tuesday and the doctor will hang out his shingle.