Pages from the Past - From our 134-year Archives for August 1, 2021

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Published Sunday, August 1, 2021

15 Year Ago

August 4, 2006

  • Some happy Red Hatters' pose with the King of Rock & Roll at Big Daddy's Diner in Canon City.
  • Kit Carson Clips- Marilyn White: Kit Cason was hopping for a few days when someone opened the backyard gate and let five Wallabies loose from the Mitchell residence.
  • Jefferson County Health officials are still looking for the person that dropped off a bat at a local veterinary office which later tested positive for rabies. 

25 Years Ago

August 2, 1996

  • The merged railroads of the Union Pacific and Southern Pacific, largest in the country's history, will go head to head against giant Burlington Northern Santa Fe.
  • The state's harvest this year might be only 70 million bushels, well below 1994-95 crop of 102.6 million bushels.

40 Years Ago

July 31, 1981

  • Tim Bowmaster feels he can fill the need of a radio and TV repair in Eads. He will be operating part-time out of his home in hopes the needs will grow to open a shop full time.
  • Little Britches Rodeo was so furious, the Friday night performance was called off until the next morning.
  • From the Sheriff's Desk- Floyd Giswould: Monday evening we tried our tornado evacuation plans out of the real thing. We were actually in the cloud itself because it was so low.

50 Years Ago

August 6, 1971

  • Kiowa County residents are encouraged to enter exhibits in the Colorado State Fair, even though the Kiowa County Fair will not be until later. may earn an affiliate commission if you purchase products or services through links in an article. Prices, when displayed, are accurate at the time of publication but may change over time. Commissions do not influence editorial independence.

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