From the Vault: What happened in Grand 100 Years Ago |

From the Vault: What happened in Grand 100 Years Ago

100 Years Ago in Grand County

From the Middle Park Times issue of February 4, 1916

It was reported that “The groundhog could see his shadow without any trouble this week but that don’t cut much ice in this country. We usually count on three more months winter from the first of February anyway”

A petition was being circulated in the Williams Fork district to change the voting precinct to put the voters in the south-western part of the Hot Sulphur Springs precinct nearer to the voting place. There was lively discourse about the “ungainly and awkward arrangement of the commissioners districts of the county.”

The prize bull bought by Mr. Blayney at the Stock Show in Denver was unloaded on Friday. It was reported that “he certainly is a magnificent animal and we are glad to see such stock come into the country. It goes to prove that we are progressive, at least.”

Fred Maker says he will have to quit cutting ice, as he cannot move fast enough to keep the saw from freezing to the ice.

The thermometer registered 24 ° below zero at 10:30 Monday night . It was the coldest weather since the prior winter, when one time it registered 20 ° below which was the lowest .

In news from Granby, it was reported that “It is pretty cold these days and the snow is very deep, but Mr. E . F . Linke of Granby doesn‘t mind that. Dr. Jolly, the veterinarian of Grand County, is talking of going to the gold fields of Arizona. This county will miss him.”

Submitted by the Heritage Coalition of Grand County –

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