From the vault: 100 Years ago in Grand County
December 13, 2016
Excerpts from Middle Park Times December 15 1916
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Mr. Chas. N. Clark one of the oldest conductors on the Moffatt Road has been appointed Assistant Superintendent in the place of Mr. F. H. Livingston who resigned. During the winter while the tri-weekly passenger schedule is in force the crews will change at Sulphur Springs instead of at Tabernash, we understand that this will apply to both train and engine crews .
DIED : In Denver, Colorado on December 9 , 1916 . Mrs . Anna Rebecca McQueary, aged 49 years 9 months and 25 days. Mrs. McQueary was born in Pennsylvania February 14, 1867. Her parents name was Kemmerer, but both of them died when she was an infant and she was raised by Clayton Smith and his wife and always went by the name of Smith. She came west with her foster parents in 1873 and they lived for a number of years at Golden, Colo. In 1883 they came to Middle Park and settled at Windy Gap. On May 6, 1884 she was married to M. G. McQueary, a son of Walker McQueary one of the oldest and most favorably known of the pioneer families of the Park. Mrs. McQueary is survived by her husband, four sons Fred , Ralph, Chester and Robert and four daughters Myrtle, Gertrude, Mary and Adah. She was the mother of ten children two of whom are dead. She had been a sufferer from rheumatism and heart trouble for a number of years and after spending all her married life here in Middle Park, during the past fall Mr. McQueary decided to move out to Denver in the hope that the change would be of benefit to her. They were just getting settled in their new home when she was stricken with pneumonia and died after an illness of only four and one half days. She has left a stalwart family of sons and daughters who are a credit to her memory and who prove her years of care and devotion as a wife and mother. She was buried at Hot Sulphur Springs Tuesday December 12.
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Do not lose sight of the fact that food values do not change with the fluctuations of market prices. There is no more nourishment in a sack of flour at $2 than at $1; there is no more sustenance in potatoes at 2 or 3 cents a pound than at 1 cent; there are no more bodybuilding units in eggs at 60 than at 20 cents a dozen. The cost of an article of food may or may not correspond to its worth in preserving life. Moreover, many of the less expensive products are of relatively high value in nourishment, and more attention should be given to this fact in making selections for the table. More rice, beans and corn should be eaten, and any grocer will be glad to help his customers make selections with this idea in view. As it is at present, the retailer is hit fully as hard as the consumer. He is between the devil and the deep sea. He is obliged to pay what those higher up please to demand, and he is forced to sell on narrow margins to keep his trade.
Submitted by the Heritage Coalition of Grand County grandcountyhistory.com.
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