From the Vault: 1950 Grand County Census |

From the Vault: 1950 Grand County Census

Middle Park Times, June 15, 1950 — The county population neared 4,000 residents, according to a story about the latest Census count. For the four incorporated towns at the time, Kremmling had 617 residents, Hot Sulphur Springs had 257 residents, Granby had 445, and Grand Lake, 301. The estimated population of Grand County in 2013, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, was 14,289.

In other news, claims that certain disease-fighting drugs, such as aureomycin and other antibiotics used as growth stimulators for pigs and poultry, gave “spectacular boost” to livestock growth were called “‘premature’ by officials of the American Veterinary Medical Association.” “How much these drugs actually will aid livestock production remains to be seen, and it is doubtful that the benefits will be as great as preliminary reports suggested,” the report reads.

Among new doctors in the area at the time, Dr. J.M. Fraser from Fort Smith, Ark., came to Grand Lake and established offices in a building provided on the Tunnel Road. Miss Richards, a nurse helping Dr. Fraser at Fort Smith, accompanied him to Grand Lake.

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