From the Vault: What happened in Grand 100 Years Ago
Excerpts from the Middle Park Times of February 11th 1916
Solomon Jones of Hot Sulphur Springs died at the age of 68 and was honored with a long tribute including the following: “Thirty-six years ago, at a time when Northwestern Colorado citizens comprised a few hardy souls, hence came trapper hunter, Solomon Jones, then in the strength and power of manhood, crossed the mountains on the then newly constructed Berthoud Pass road. He chose Hot Sulphur Springs, a little village of a few scattering log houses, as his future. He had health, strength, indomitable energy—was a mechanic and expert blacksmith, and above all possessed a genial disposition that one had to but shake his hand to know he had a friend. Solomon Jones was born in North Wales in 1837 and has always been a consistent Democrat. In 1898 he was elected sheriff of Grand County and, notwithstanding many political changes in the county, has ever since held office, with the exception of two terms. He owned a well-stocked ranch of nearly a thousand acres, east of town. His faith in Hot Sulphur Springs has never flagged for the years he has lived here.
A most enjoyable dance was given at the Troublesome school house last Friday evening, every one in the neighborhood turned out. A crowd was expected from Kremmling, but they could not come because of the condition of the roads.
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News is scarce this week as everybody is busy shoveling off. roofs , digging out clothes lines , etc. Owing to the condition of the roads and weather, the dance was not very well attended , but all who were there report a dandy time .
Submitted by the Heritage Coalition of Grand County – GrandCountyHistory.org
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