Rio Blanco Days Gone By

The Meeker Herald — 100 years ago n The class of 1912, with seven members, was the largest in the history of the school, and all acquitted themselves very creditably, and “considering their preparation” until the last two months there not being any regular rhetorical work in the school, did remarkably well.

Days Gone By

The Meeker Herald — 100 years ago – The Shepherd hardware store will open Monday. – Snow was eight feet deep at the Wilson Park saw mill last Saturday. – F.E. Sheridan returned from Denver early in the week, after attending to the hopeless task of trying to get the warring Republicans into the Taft […]

Rio Blanco Days Gone By

The Meeker Herald — 100 years ago n For the past few weeks, since the old timers’ dance and reunion was determined, it was a foregone conclusion that a great big time would be the result. In January 1912 the matter of having an old-timers’ reunion was suggested by “one of them,” and soon thereafter […]

Rio Blanco County Days Gone By

The Meeker Herald — 100 years ago Painters Baldwin and Setter put the finishing touches on the two handsome Clark residences on east Main Street this week. One is an up-to-date brick, containing six well-arranged rooms, with a bathroom and numerous closest, heated by hot air and hot and cold running water.The other is a […]

Rio Blanco County Days Gone By

The Meeker Herald — 100 years ago There will be plenty of good things to eat at the Pioneers Ball. The Gem Theater picture shows are good; Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. The Modern Woodmen masquerade ball on Feb. 22 promises to be a humdinger.

Rio Blanco Days Gone By

The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago n Judging by the financial statements of Meeker’s two banks, that town is one of the most prosperous in the state. Rio Blanco is isolated from the rest of the world insofar as a railroad is concerned, and possibly in many respects they are more prosperous because of […]

Rio Blanco County Days Gone By

The Meeker Herald — 100 years ago • Report has come to us that wolves are unusually numerous and troublesome this season. Already they are running in large packs. This is the condition and the menace: These wolves are going to eat while they live, and the supply of jackass rabbits is likely to run […]

Rio Blanco County Days Gone By

The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago n For sale, cheap: Folding go-cart. Mrs. Lee Peterson. n Grand Junction went dry again. The bootleggers, proprietors of the speakeasies and “blind pigs” all joined hands with the drys.

Rio Blanco Days Gone By

The Meeker Herald — 100 years ago — A number of the up-river dry farmers met in town and took initial steps to the organization of a flour mill company. It seems to be the opinion of those having the matter in hand that present milling facilities are not adequate to the rapidly expanding wheat […]

RIO BLANCO COUNTY DAYS GONE BY

The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago n The south Mesa and Little Beaver districts will benefit from a new rural mail route to be established.