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

Excerpts from the Middle Park Times Friday, January 21, 1916

An announcement of the Winter Carnival on February 21-22 read in part; “The interest in Winter Carnivals has become state wide. Grand County started it. The Carnivals have been held annually at Hot Sulphur Springs and every Carnival has been crowded with good, clean, invigorating sport and is open to all comers. The Carnival will be devoted to such fun, frolic and festival, that no one can afford to miss it. The bracing air, long stretches of clean white snow and the grandeur of the rugged mountains will exhilarate the young and rejuvenate the old. “

In Fraser, it snowed 2 feet on January 18th, “yet everyone is feeling fine, even the little orphan kitten cared for by Henry Thomas Jr.”

Harry Carr of Grand Lake and Andrew Lindstrom of Blue River went to Denver to attend the Stock Show.

Frank T. Schauer and Albion B. Curtis announcing a showing of their “War Pictures Showing the Fall of Liege. Antwerp, etc.” on February 21st. Cost was 25 and 35 cents.

“John Derringer of Blue Valley was seriously hurt while hauling hay from the Dr. Hoagland Ranch near Smiths. The rack hit a rock, knocking him from the load. Frank Smith, Jr., who was going after the mail, took him to George Bell’s where he stayed the night. The following day, Dr. Way found that there were four ribs broken.”

The Lakeside Literary Society debated “That Prohibition will be a Benefit to the State” and “That the European War is a Benefit to the United States”.

The Fish Hatchery in Denver shipped 160,000 of small Columbia River salmon to be placed in Grand Lake and surrounding streams in the hope of destroying the suckers.

The Christie Hotel in Kremmling, run by Mrs. Christie (formerly Mrs. W.L. Veatch), advertised meals for 35 cents each, rooms for 50 cents per night and room and board for $7.00 a week.

Submitted by the Heritage Coalition of Grand County –

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