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The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago • A very enjoyable social dance was given on Saturday evening last at the residence of Mrs. George Wagner. The music was furnished by Messrs. Ames and Gilmore.

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The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago • T. G. Leisenring of North Platte, Neb., is on his way to Meeker to open a drug store. • Rube Oldland has taken his famous bull calf from Leonard’s ranch on Fourteen Mile Creek to its home on Piceance.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 […]

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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.

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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.