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Colorado Springs Prospector (Newspaper) - October 1, 1981, Colorado Springs, Colorado Melt in Tim Colorado prospector Job 1981 a or a Quot m an newspaper compese amp mostly do exact reprints from our predecessors. Also news of today a efforts to preserve our history. Alan Walton 6879 e. Costilla Circle n. Walton Englewood co 80112 editor Goldsberry 303 779-5761 advertising rates $4.00 per column Inch open rate subscription rates Tori it one year $6, two years $11.50 Luj �1 overseas $8 per year Colorado. Press. The Colorado prospector Assn 0010-1702 is published monthly for $6 per year by Colorado prospector inc., 6879 e. Costilla Circle Englewood co 80112. Second class postage paid at Englewood co and additional mailing offices. Postmaster Send address changes to the Colorado prospector 6879 e. Costilla Circle Englewood co 80112. A books look for me in heaven. The life of John Lewis Dyer by Mark Fiester Pruett publishing company 3235 Prairie Avenue. Boulder co. 80301. 504 pages 41 photographs. Hardcover $19.95. A Otis said presentation is the Mark of the master and Rev. Mark Fiester is indeed the master of the subject of father John Lewis Dyer itinerant methodist minister of Colorado and Northern new Mexico. A late Comer to Christian service John Dyer was ordained at 43 and at age 49 started a Frontier ministry that was to endear him to the state and earn him a place As one of the original pathfinders honoured with a stained Glass window in the state Capitol in Denver. More than thirteen years research is Here compiled into this Story of the a Snow shoe author Fiester covers the beginnings of methodism in the new world and the Church requirements that governed father Dyer As he moved among his scattered flock. A request to take Over the Church at Oro City near Leadville came to the Clergyman in a confused manner and he became a minister without portfolio with a charge but no financial assistance. In March 1863 the Kansas conference was his governing body and four months later he came under the Powers of the Rocky Mountain conference still without operating funds from the Mother Church. In february 1864 the Job of mail Carrier from Buckskin Joe to Oro City Over Mosquito pass became available at a whopping $18 per week which left sundays free for his preaching pursuits. Father Dyer endeared himself to the laity and earned the respect of his superiors All the while remaining the Plain straight from the shoulder preacher. The Book is packed with heroics humor history and tragedy. One of the Joys of the Story is that reverend Dyer though making a late Start in missionary work lived a Long life 89 years and must have Felt some Reward from the honors afforded him in his later years. Tour guide to old Western forts the posts amp Camps of the army Navy amp marines on the Western Frontier 1804-1916, by Herbert m. Hart Pruett publishing company 3235 prarie ave. Boulder co. 80301. 212 pages 8% x Llu. Hard Back $22.50. If time Effort and dedication to the subject make for a Good product this one can to miss. Seventeen Western states Are covered alphabetically listed and Well illustrated. Information on reaching the reachable Sites is presented though a warning to pot Hunters is included in the Forward with the information that no tales of buried treasure surfaced during the authors research. Given the history of the financial state of the military and the inmates thereof this is and easy premise to buy. Over 1,000 Camps outposts Cantonment and alternate names of same Are included. The Book will interest the fort Freak and is also made More readable for the Many asides on significant area happenings. The Colorado chapter was naturally scrutinized and in the nit picking department this Reader can to buy the entry on pikes stockade neither believing it was pikes base for the climbing of pikes Peak nor that his emaciated few could build such a Structure when a Short stay was All that was contemplated. Photographs drawings and fort plans assist today viewer in seeing it As it was. Boo town Bookstore ski time Square a 879-2793 Thiesen mall a 879-6830 Steamboat Springs of incr trails Vest a Western americana Bookstore new a used a out of print books hours 10-6, . 1032 s. Boulder re. In Coal Creek station Louisville co 80027 next to Coal Creek 303-666-7107 Junction restaurant pioneers gather for fair sep. 2, 1909 Routt county a first fair and exhibition of agricultural and Mineral products was ushered in yesterday with a notable gathering of pioneers of the great Empire of Northwestern Colorado who come from All sections of the country and state to View the later Day civilization that has followed the Advent of a Railroad into the former wilderness and to recall around campfires and in trailblazers Council the experiences of years ago when Only nature reigned supreme in the vast and Rich territory of which Steamboat is now the Metropolis. For Many of the pioneers who came to the opening of the Routt county fair today it was their first sight of a Railroad train in the county. Many of them came Over too Miles in covered wagons of the Prairie Schooner Type to attend. As Many As too of these outfits Are now camped within the limits of the town the splendid hotel accommodations of the present Day being passed up with scorn and indifference. Sam Bassett a trapper who has passed the age of four score and is confident of making it four score and ten if rugged Constitution is to be a Factor in longevity is Here from Brown Park too Miles away to Tell of his arrival in the county fifty years ago with kit Carson. The fair yesterday opened with the firing of Cannon and All available firearms in the town. At 9 30 of clock in the morning the old settlers organization opened its meeting with James h. Crawford the first actual settler in the county presiding. Among those who related their Early Day experiences after the close of the business session was mrs. . Pollihan and mrs. . Peck the first woman to hold office in Colorado. Mrs. Peck declared that while superintendent of schools she had visited two schoolhouses in the county that were 250 Miles apart. Mrs. Wallihan is the woman who has written so Many interesting stories and taken so Many wonderful pictures of wild animals in the county. Congressman John a. Martin of the second District delivered a stirring address dwelling particularly on the forestry policy of the government. John a. Campbell historian for the pioneers society read a careful compilation of events during the past Twenty years. New officers for the old settlers association were named. Yesterday was devoted exclusively to the pioneers. The sporting events Start today. A Ball game Between the Steamboat Springs and Craig teams was played this morning and this afternoon races of All kinds and exhibition rough Riding is on. Tomorrow there will be a card of running races with steer roping and Broncho busting As added features. The Denver times. The Colorado chronicles a series on Colorado history Tor Young readers aged 8 14 now available volume 1 famous c Colorado men 48 pair s Vith Many illustrations in color and rave paper but k in 95 i Circh it it or $8 in it order Iron ii Dpi Hagan b k up p o Box 177 thu 20u i rodent o805m historic hotels visitors to the state were treated to hotel accommodations second to none in the East or Europe according to the newspaper columns extolling progressive Colorado in the Early Days. Over the next few months the prospector will feature historic hotels still in the business of granting Comfort and rest to the wayfarer. General Palmer House Durango the general Palmer House a restored turn of the Century hotel in Durango started its existence As the Savoy hotel under the proprietorship of Charles Fleck. Retail stores and the lobby were on the Street level and the hotel rooms occupied the second and third floors. The later name change honoured general Jackson Palmer founder of the Denver amp Rio Grande Railroad he was in effect the founder of Durango. Within a Block of the still Jun. 20,1900 this place will on tuesday july 17, hold an election to vote upon the question of incorporation. A petition requesting such an election was presented to the county court last week and the following commissioners were appointed to Call the election . Leckenby . Metcalf . Breckel . Brightman and . Bomier. With the growth the town is experiencing this year it was Felt that the place should have a town government. While it has been Large enough to incorporate for some time it has been so orderly that is was not considered necessary heretofore but the Boom that is being Felt in this part of the state started the movement. The Denver times. Nov. To 1897 a. J. Leckenby and family Are moving into town and will occupy the Sturdevant House this Winter. The Steamboat Pilot. Operating narrow gauge Railroad depot the general Palmer House has been completely restored from its historic lobby brass chandeliers to its spacious rooms and is one of the oldest continually operating hotels in Colorado. It contains 35 rooms 52 Beds telephones. To lounge and restaurant. Further information Carolyn Warner the general Palmer House. 567 main Avenue. Durango Colorado 81301. 303-247-4747. Indignation meeting aug. 21, 1900 a an indignation meeting of citizens was called Here last night caused through the troubles arising Over the first municipal election. The town has just been incorporated. . Adair was elected chairman and the purposes of the meeting explained by sex judge Walbridge. He stated that the commission appointed by the county court had formed themselves into a Combine to disfranchised a majority of the citizens and elect a ticket which was distasteful to the people. The course he stated which they had taken was to nominate a ticket of their own and have it printed by one of the commission who is the editor of the local paper. Judge Haring another attorney spoke emphatically on the subject. The Denver times. Subscribe to the Colorado prospector historical highlights from Early Day newspapers $6.00/1 year a $11.50/2 years $8.00/1 year outside of . The Colorado prospector 6879 East Costilla Circle Englewood Colorado 80112 a ii or r a the historical guide to Routt county the historical guide to Routt county Box 772797 a Steamboat Springs co 80477 $5.50 postpaid this historical guide describes the people places and events that have made Routt county Colorado a very special spot. Proceeds from the Sale of the Book will be devoted to maintaining and expanding the tread of pioneers museum at Steamboat Springs in map

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