Colorado Springs Prospector in Colorado-Springs, Colorado
1 Nov 1980

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1 Nov 1980

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Colorado Springs Prospector (Newspaper) - November 1, 1980, Colorado Springs, Colorado Page 8hie Colorado prospector grand affair 11/18/1892 visitors to Durango were treated to a genuine Novelty yesterday it being a balloon ascension and Parachute jump by professor Leonard. It excited More attention and comment than any event connected with the Congress. For two hours the streets were crowded with a Good natured throng of people All anxious to witness the performance. It was just 5 of clock when the big balloon became sufficiently inflated and the professor doffed his Street clothes appearing in a suit of Blue Jersey trimmed with silk of the same color. He is an athletic Young Man and certainly has plenty of nerve. The Guy ropes were All fixed. And Parachute arranged and at a Given signal the big bag was released and up shot the balloon like a mighty Bird. The daring aeronaut was waving his hat to the As he sat on the Parachute ring and they cheered him vigorously. He performed several acrobatic feats while High in the air and in other ways thrilled the gaping thousands and had a Good time generally. He went up about 3,000 feet and when the balloon Hung for a moment above the foot Hills on the other Side of the River. He pulled the string releasing the Parachute and reversing the huge balloon. Without the slightest hitch the professor landed near the site of the old Bath House and a horse was there waiting on which galloped rapidly Back to his starting Point. He received quite an ovation. It was undoubtedly a grand affair and gave Universal satisfaction. The air was cold and Crisp but thousands of people were on the streets and roofs of almost every building in town were utilized As a Vantage ground by hundreds of people. The vacant lot at the Corner of f and first streets was used by the professor and it made an admirable enclosure. There is some talk of having the performance repeated at night. The solid mul Doon. Photo Courtesy Center of Southwest studies it. Lewis fresh Linen for the hotel the . Steam laundry delivery Wagon stands outside the Savoy hotel. The Savoy under the proprietorship of Charles Fleck was listed in the 1907 and 1908 Durango business directory. The Durango drug co. Advertising is on the next awning while the Welk meat Market operated in the Early 1900�?Ts by Welk amp Evans occupies the store extreme left. The refurbished buildings now House the general Palmer House at 567 main san Juan pioneers hold reunion 5/29/1896 to pioneers of the san Juan should Auld acquaintance be forgot. And never brought to mind should Auld acquaintance be forgot. And the Days of Auld Lang syne on the 4th of july. 1895, a reunion of the pioneers of the san Juan was held at Silverton and a Pioneer association was formed. Nearly All of what is properly known As the san Juan Region was formerly included in Conejos county. And All Are eligible to membership in the Pioneer association who. At any time prior to july i. 1880. Resided in that part of Colorado embraced in any of the counties of Conejos Rio Grande. Mineral. Dolores. Montezuma la Plata and Archuleta. The association is determined to make the coming reunion a notable one. A most interesting feature of John Hughes Pant to Hje studio Durango a professional photographic studio since 1 Stop in and View our collection of old Durango photos. Copies available for Purchase 303-247-1166 . Box 1470 133 e. 8th. St. Durango Colo. 81301 located next to Circle super the coldest Beer in town excellent wine selection ice mixes spirits 264-5736 Gladys Griffins owner. 727 san Juan Pagosa Springs Bill k Iii prof. Goodbody a full service studio 546 main ave. Durango 247-3292 old time photography custom photography weddings Christmas cards copy work portraits the meeting will be the Reading of a history of the Early Days of san Juan and its pioneers by a historian appointed at the Silverton meeting. The City of Durango extends a most cordial invitation to All old san Janers to come partake of its hospitality and share in the pleasures of the Day. Preparations Are being made to make the occasion the most memorable one in the history of the san Juan. Come and see the wonderous changes that two decades have wrought. Come and see the realization of your prediction made years ago. That the Day would come when san Juan would prove to be one of the masons organize 7/14/1881 the masonic Lodge of Durango is now fairly organized under a dispensation granted by the grand Lodge. It is Well office red and conducted in a most creditable manner. We understand there is work enough before the Lodge to occupy it for several meetings. The Durango Herald. 11/10/1881 the charter for the Durango masonic Lodge was receive yesterday. The Lodge will be formally instituted tonight by or. Charles m. Hilliker of this City. Who was duly appointed for that purpose. The Lodge has been working for several months under a dispensation and is already in a flourishing condition with a Good working membership. It is believed there is enough Royal Arch masons in the City to organize a chapter and it is probable that this will be done before Long. The following Are the officers agreed upon for the new Lodge w m. We. H. Middaugh. . -j.l. Pennington. . J. C. Langley. Secretary s. W. Pingrey. Treasurer Charles Newman. S d. Geo. W. Kephart. . F. J will the Durango Herald. 3/8/1885 a Durango woman was in destitute circumstances and a neighbor contributed butter to the depleted Larder. The destitute woman took the butter out on the Street and struck up a bargain trading the butter off for a ticket to the skating rink. The Fairplay flume. 12/29/1881 the Leland hotel has been re opened under the experienced management of messes. Draper amp Blunt and promises soon to regain its position As one of the most popular hotels in the san Juan. It has been entirely re fitted and re furnished. The Durango Herald. 2/16/1911 Animas City is in the throes of a smallpox epidemic. The Ignacio chieftain Best mining sections of the country. Come and meet old comrades whom you have not seen for years and talk Over with them the Joys and sorrows the pleasures and hardships of Auld Lang syne. Come relive the scenes of your youth or Early manhood and see How the mountainsides dotted Over with miners Cabins and Mills smelters and railroads where you once wandered alone your dreams and reveries undisturbed save by the roaring of cataracts and the moaning of the winds. Come it will revive your youth and rekindle in your breast the smouldering fires of old time Friendship. Adair Wilson. Chairman invitation committee. Henry j. Arnold. Chairman executive committee. A l. Harris. Mayor. The Pagosa Springs Herald. 1/2/1886 Perley Wason of Hermosa Park has been in Durango for several Days on business. Or. Wason is bidding on a number of san Juan mail contracts for the ensuing four years. He has nearly perfected his bids including the required Bonds and will Forward the same to the department in a few Days. The Dolores news. 9/5/1889 Durango. Colo. Sept. 4 the smelter is working Only about half of its capacity. Very few Union men returned to work and new Crews Are being drilled on Furnace and roaster work. All the counties in the san Juan report that All the men who desire work Are steadily employed. The Rock Mountain news. Animas City directory 1880 the location of Animas City As a mining and milling Center is remarkable. On the North Are the Carbonate Fields of the Dolores. To the Northeast Are the Needle Mountain mines. To the North and West the la Plata and Junction Creek mines and 4 Miles to the South one of the most extensive Coal veins Ever discovered. The town is situated on the Banks of the Animas River and in the midst of As Fine agricultural lands As the state can boast. The Animas River furnishes unlimited water Power. The distances to the following places Are Animas City to Alamosa terminus of Railroad. 142 Miles. Animas City to Pagosa Springs. 60 Miles. Animas City to Dolores mines 35 Miles. Animas City to Junction Creek mines. 15 Miles. Animas City to Needle Mountain mines. 30 Miles. Animas City to la Plata mines 25 Miles. Beebe w c. Pastor first presbyterian Church Culver amp Lavender Saloon Dahllof n a. Carpenter amp builder Dwyer Robt. Sheriff Faigle Chas. Meat Market Flagler g s. Mayor and Justice of the peace Heffernan j j. Mining Engineer Higgin Walter druggist Joy Chas b. Blacksmith Keith e. Hotel Kephart Geo w. Gen Mdse Linton John w. Carpenter and builder % Morse amp Jackson carpenters and builders Naegelin Chas. Blacksmith Naegelin William Wagonmaker Russell d c. Lawyer Russell j l. Lawyer Schussler j. Liquors Schussler John Gen i Mdse Scott. Ely amp Cooper lumber Shaw mrs Almira b. Hotel Trew John a. Livery stable Trew John a. Notary Public Trew. John a. Storage commission and forwarder Wallace Jas p. Druggist and physician Webber Phillip Barber Wickline amp Valliant Saloon will f j. Liquors Colorado business directory. Beer famine averted 3/23/1906 one thing the Durang oites did not lose during the storm and that is their thirst. There came very near being a Beer famine Over there but our own Charlie Schaad prevented such a calamity by expressing fifteen barrels of the beverage to the suffering residents on the Animas wednesday morning. Or. Schaad is gradually branching out and Ere Long will have the Foremost wholesale Beer House in the san Juan country. The Pagosa Springs times observer. The Gold Slipper tavern a family place your favorite beverage Pool live music wednesday through saturday 645 main Durango 247-9936 Dahmer insurance Agency inc. 3473 main #14 . Box 2179 Durango co. 81301 303 259-1740

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