100 Years Ago, for the first week of July 1920, from the pages of the Greeley Tribune-Republican newspaper:
At the Fourth of July Circus in Greeley, there were numerous complaints of illegal gambling and pickpockets. Several people said they lost money to the phony gambling and short-changers. Circus management paid back the people who were short-changed, but not the gambling losses. They said the gamblers were operating illegally and were not part of the circus.
The Bluebirds Girls Club of Greeley ended their summer activities with a picnic at Island Grove Park. There was food and refreshments and wading in the river as part of their fun.
An agriculturist asks, “Where will the next generation of farm laborers come from?” We say they will come from the cities, when the people get hungry.
Two short-change artists were arrested in Greeley just as they were boarding the train for Cheyenne. They confused employees at two local stores and got an extra $5 in change from one and $10 from another. They are currently being held in the Weld County Jail.
Piebe, a registered Holstein cow owned by Sid Gray of Johnstown, is the state’s leading producer of butterfat for the month of June.
At the Democratic Convention in San Francisco, presidential candidate James M. Cox nominated the assistant Secretary of the Navy, Franklin D. Roosevelt, to be his vice-presidential running mate.
State Roadman J.R. VanGorder has named six farmers in Weld County as violators of the water laws. Those six have allowed wastewater to flood over country roads, making some of them impassable.
In northeast Texas, the race riots are over now, and armed volunteers patrol the streets at night. The riots began after two [Black people] were burned at the stake in downtown Paris, Texas.
Two people were injured Tuesday night when their horse became frightened in downtown Greeley and ran out of control. The two occupants were thrown from the buggy at 8th Avenue and 7th Street and the buggy overturned. Both were taken home and appear to be okay.
Adam Glover spent the last few days working in a hay field near Platteville.
A guest lecturer at the Colorado State Teachers College here said the only malnourished people in America are school-age children. He said ninety percent of the adult men and women in this country are overfed.
Editorial: “Malcolm McAdoo says the Republicans will sweep the country this fall. McAdoo always was the brightest member of the McAdoo family.”
— “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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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