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100 Years Ago: Weld communities split on booze; Windsor woman has 148 gall stones removed

100 years ago in The Greeley Tribune-Republican; first week in April, 1913:

Sixty-four Colorado cities and towns had their municipal elections this week. In Weld County, Fort Lupton and Nunn voters approved an alcohol ban in their towns, while Milliken, Gilcrest and Evans voters approved the saloons in their towns for another two years. In the Platteville election, the people voted to close the only pool hall in town.

A story in the newspaper about the “Pioneer Cottonwood Tree” in Island Grove Regional Park, north of Greeley, stated that the 100-year-old tree was dying, and may not last through the summer. The most historic event at the tree came before Greeley was founded when a Ute Indian woman was tied to the tree by an Arapaho tribe and was going to be burned. She was rescued by soldiers from a fort to the west, called Fort Collins. Later, this woman, using her Caucasian name “Susan” spoke up and stopped the mountain Ute Indians from killing Arvilla Meeker and other white women after the Meeker massacre. Susan’s Ute name was “Shawsheen,” and Greeley now has a school named after her.

Under the heading “Good Ideas For Girls,” a story was told of a family who lets their 14-year-old daughter cook the family meal one night each week. The father gives the girl a small amount of money in the morning, and she goes shopping for the groceries and then prepares the meals. Her mother stays out of the kitchen for the afternoon. The writer suggested this would be good training for all young girls, to help them to grow up to be good wives and mothers.

Floods in Ohio killed hundreds and caused widespread destruction. The people of Nunn, north of Greeley, took up a collection to send money to the National Red Cross to help the victims. They raised $17.45.

The question of paychecks for working women is again being debated. While the average pay for men across the country ranges between $15 and $20 per day, women are being paid $5 to $8 per day in what are being called “white slavery” sweatshops.

John Michael, of Greeley, pleaded guilty in Weld County Court this morning on a charge of carrying a concealed weapon. He was fined $5.

Electric halos, believed to be the first ones installed in Colorado, were placed over the heads of angel statues at St. Peter Catholic Church in Greeley. All of the candles in the church have also been electrified.

From the newspaper’s “Efficient House Keeping” column: When cooking cabbage, do not serve it as the main course for dinner. But, if cooked as we direct you, it will be as tempting and dainty as its lovely cousin, the cauliflower.”

A Windsor patient, “a Russian woman of 35 years,” was operated on in a Denver hospital, where they removed 148 gall stones. She is recovering nicely.

Windsor closed two school rooms this week when the Germans-From-Russia families moved from town into the county to start the spring farm work. One school had 35 students last week, but when the children moved out with their families, only 10 children remained in the school.

Charles Fisher, a Dacono bar owner, pleaded “nolo contendere” in court on a charge of opening his bar on a Sunday. He was charged with the same amount of money he raised while the bar was in business on that Sunday.

“100 Years Ago” is taken from the original pages of The Greeley Tribune, The Weld County Republican, and, when they merged, The Greeley Tribune-Republican. Questions or comments may be sent to mpeters26@comcast.net.


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