From the vault: 100 Years ago in Grand County
November 22, 2016
Excerpts from Middle Park Times November 24 1916
Grand Lake News
Mrs. Henry Schnoor has a large crew of men getting out timber in the vicinity of Supply Creek. Grandma Harbison, who had the misfortune to dislocate her shoulder a few weeks ago, is steadily improving. Routt Bryant of Denver spent Saturday and Sunday looking over his mining property near Camp Wheeler. He has two men at work there and he hopes to strike something good within the next few months. There will be a big dance at Harbison’s Hall, Grand Lake, Thanksgiving night . There will be enjoyable progressive games in addition to dancing and the Ladies Club will furnish the free supper. A happy evening is promised and everyone is cordially invited. Mrs. J. L. Ish entertained the Ladies Embroidery Club last Saturday afternoon, at her beautiful home, The Rapids.
Hot Sulphur Springs News
George Bunte of Grand Lake is here for a few days taking the baths, he expects to spend the winter in Cuba, and says he thinks it about time to be going the way the weather is turning out here. On account of the advance in the price of coal at the mines, from now on the price of coal delivered in Hot Sulphur Springs will be $7 per ton from the car. The Ladies Amusement Club of Sulphur Springs will give a Thanksgiving Fair and Dance at Antlers Hall Saturday night December 2nd. This is the first of a series of entertainments to be given by the ladies of the town in an effort to help finance the Winter Sports Club. The Fair as planned will consist of a Midway on which you will see real Side Shows; a cafeteria supper to tempt and satisfy your appetite; a home-made candy booth from homes where they really know how; plenty of punch for the thirsty; an indoor turkey shoot and a wheel of fortune and luck. Good music will be furnished for dancing. To those who like to waltz an opportunity will be given them to prove their greatest degree of excellence, as the President of the Club will give a prize to the couple winning the favor of three impartial judges of a Prize Waltz. These judges are to be chosen, one from Granby, one from Williams Fork and one from Parshall.
Williams Fork Items
A big Thanksgiving dinner is to be given at the School Club House. The guests will pay a proportionate share of the cost. The winter has started earlier than usual and the ranchmen have started to feed some already it is hard to tell what the price of hay will be before spring. The Williams Fork Country is covered with a fine blanket of snow and we are having some very cold weather, makes a fellow wonder what he did with his summer wages.
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