100 years ago, for the third week of August 1921, in the pages of the Greeley Tribune-Republican newspaper:
Due to the rotation of the onion plantations, there will be a small harvest in this area this year. Normally 50 cars loaded with onions are shipped from here, but this year they say there will only be two or three full cars. However, the pinto bean harvest will be larger than usual.
An automobile containing four men and two women drove through Greeley at a speed of 50 miles, and the woman at the wheel was apparently intoxicated. They speeded past the house of Chief Florance, who saw the vehicle and shot him, hoping to get the driver to stop. She just increased speed and the car left town.
The Children’s Garden Club will be selling many items at the gas station on Saturday morning. Included are sweet corn, cabbage, spring chickens dressed in lettuce, dressed rabbits and dressed youngsters.
World Note: In Tibet, Tibetans do not touch water, but wash their hands and face with butter, which they keep in the ground for up to 10 years.
Commercial: American Cartridges and Shells – Your rifle is your friend. You treat it like something more than cold metal and wood. You wouldn’t be able to sleep if you had used it and hadn’t cleaned it properly. This is why the special non-fouling, non-erosive primer is important for US cartridges and hulls.
Two federal agents stopped a freight train in Pierce and opened the doors of a car. Fifty to 60 tramps fled the train, running in all directions. No one knows where they went, but 16 of them took a big cab and said they were on their way to Fort Lupton.
UH Harrington’s famous Early Netter Cross-Cantaloupe is now ready to market. Buy some and plant the seeds of your famous cantaloupe. 800 meters south of the sugar factory.
If you go to bed at 11 a.m. and get up between 7 and 8 a.m., your brain will start working its best around 10 a.m., according to brain specialists.
Chef Ben Florence is once again making headlines. This time he and his son were leaving the house early in the morning to go fishing, only to find that the chef’s car had been stolen. The chef said he didn’t think anyone would want this ramshackle car. It has no fenders, no windshield and no taillights.
– 100 Years Ago is taken from the original pages of the Greeley Tribune, the Weld County Republican, and upon their merger, the Greeley Tribune-Republican. Questions or comments can be sent to [email protected]