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80 Years Ago Taken from the pages of the Dolores Star, Friday, April 21, 1933 Fred Bradshaw, Editor

On Friday, April 28, the second annual May festival will be given in Memorial Hall. There will be dancing, tumbling and drills pleasing to watch and remember. The May Queen will be crowned early in the evening and a gorgeous May pole dance will bring the event to a gay conclusion.

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Some of the worst wind in the memory of most residents visited Dolores Tuesday and blew down a part of a big shade tree in front of the Koenig residence. The branches of the tree struck the porch of the house and did some damage.

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There were several members of the local gun club out for practice at the ball grounds Sunday. In spite of the high wind, some very good scores were made. The "boys" are getting in shape to issue a challenge to some of the neighboring teams sometime this summer.

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Sneak thieves have a particular grudge against Stroud's Cash Store, it seems, or else they like the brand of merchandise found there. Sunday night someone entered the establishment and carried off a quantity of tobacco, cigars, hosiery and probably other merchandise not yet checked up on. The loss will probably be found less than a hundred dollars.

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Colorado's newest national monument came into existence on March 2, 1933, when President Hoover issued a proclamation creating the Black Canon of the Gunnison National monument along the Gunnison river in the northeastern Montrose county.

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Fendoll A. Sitton and "Frosty" Thompson passed through here Wednesday evening en route home from a trip to Rico.T hey report the road not so good but passable. Sitton reported having had an offer of $3.75 per cwt. for a stock of pinto beans he is holding. He believes that beans will represent real money soon.

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Mrs. C. B. Morgan of Dove Creek, died at Cortez hospital Wednesday morning following an appendicitis operation. Mrs. Morgan and her husband were among the first settlers in the Dove Creek section and had many friends throughout the southwest section.

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The fire siren is now hooked up with the local telephone office and is being tapped off each day at twelve noon. It doesn't mean that there is a fire anywhere except in the various cook stoves; but rather that it's time to eat and to enable anyone who desires to set his or their timepiece.

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Clyde Royce was in from the Disappointment country this week and took out a load of supplies yesterday. He reported having sold his wool to a Montrose buyer for 12 cents per pound. This is the best sale reported to date, but probability is that twelve cents will be small compared to what will be the going price soon.

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"Bumps" Byers, of Lebanon, received several bad knife wounds in what appears to have been a sort of a free-for-all at a dance near Lebanon last Saturday night. He was slashed about the face and head, suffered some wounds on his neck and chest and one on the arm.

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Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Phlegar were shopping in Durango Saturday.

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The Ladies Aid will meet April 26 in the M. E. Church annex. Visitors welcome.

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We are pleased to hear that Newell Musgrave is able to sit up for a while in a chair.

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Mrs. Martin Jackson is on the sick list this week but is some better at this writing.

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