From the vault: 100 Years ago in Grand County
May 18, 2016
Excerpts from the Middle Park Times – May 19, 1916
Frank Foley is moving into the ranger station here this week. He takes Bert Goodmans place. V. F. McAvoy, former businessman of Granby, is here this week taking the baths (Hot Sulphur Springs). He has been in
Montana during the winter, but somehow they all come back to good old Middle Park.
Harry Shook recently made a trip with the Dort, demonstrating that a car should prove its efficiency to anyone wanting a car for real service . He took a load of 1,250 pounds of freight and passengers up to the Polhamus Ranch on Corral Creek. This is the first time a car has ever been up there, and the road is notorious for its steep grades. Harry says he had to put on his chains coming down on dry ground to hold the car, but that he got up such grades with a load of that size is the remarkable part of it.
Mr. J. Bishop purchased M . Lynn Holliday's car On his first trip he went to Granby, got stuck in a mud hole where his car remained over night .
Mr. Ed Bartholomew purchased a Baby Overland (auto). The first bad luck he had was to run the new machine against the hotel and knocking off one of the lights. A base ball game was played between Tabernash and Fraser at Fraser . We are sorry to say Fraser won again. It isn't because Tabernash hasn't some good ball players in their team.