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The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago ♦ J. Kircher of Hayden favored The Herald with a visit yesterday. Mr. Kircher is here to meet his family, which had been back visiting relatives in Kentucky. ♦ Reinhold Hartke will open up a harness shop in the vacant room adjoining the

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The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago • Mrs. Fred Gregory will serve supper at the hall on Christmas night. An excellent supper is promised the dancers, and the charge for the same will be 75 cents each, which is not high considering the expense and disadvantages Mrs. Gregory will have to work under.

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The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago • The Midland directors held a meeting at Colorado Springs this week for the purpose, it is supposed, of considering the question of extending the road westward. The results of their deliberations have not yet leaked out.

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The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago • Burke Brothers, who recently bought the Metz ranch on Piceance Creek, have brought in a fine bunch of cattle which they have turned loose on Piceance and the lower country.

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The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago • W. H. Clark made a preliminary survey Tuesday for a ditch for W. L. Veatch. The ditch will be taken out this side of Miller Creek and it is expected that it will be continued onto the Mesa. Mr. Veatch proposes to start the ditch and other […]

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The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago • Commissioner A. J. Gregory, accompanied by C. N. Greig, formerly cashier of the Glenwood National Bank, came in from Glenwood Springs last evening.

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The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago • Those who have used it say we have the best forging coal in the state. Mr. F. N. Johantgen considers it is the best coal for fine work he has ever used. It is his No. 1 welding coal and he has never handled better for all […]

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The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago • Mr. J. A. Martin and Mrs. Leana Collins were united in marriage last Wednesday by Judge Charles Attix. Mr. Martin is well known on White River, and identified as a rising young cattleman, and the bridge comes from Dillon.

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The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago • An accident happened on the Burlington railroad near Hartwell, Neb. George Prilchard of Denver and Robert Bean, of the Bar-circle outfit on Yellow Creek, were instantly killed. The men were in the caboose of their train when a following freight train ran into them. The two trains […]

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The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago • J.W. Hugus & Co. have quite a number of car-loads of freight at Rawlins, and there are a good many freight outfits plying between there and Meeker transferring the same.

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The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago • At Ronges, a small stage station about 60 miles north of Rawlins, Wyo., a shooting fray took place on the 19th in which Eli Signor shot and killed Charles Davis to save himself. Signor runs a road ranch at Ronges and Davis has been in his employ […]

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The Meeker Herald — 100 years ago Commissioner Tom Kilduff entertained a large party at dinner on the Fourth.