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Denver Rocky Mountain News
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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Description: News From The State at Large

Date: May 22 1883

Newspaper published in: Denver, CO

Page/Column: 6

News From The State at Large

A Ten-Mile miner died of small pox on Thursday.

More than a foot of snow fell at Kokomo on Thursday.

Robinson wants someone to establish a bank in that city.

Grand Junction is elated over the completion of the Matt Arch ditch.

Mesa County has four post offices Grand Junction, Leon, Mesa, and Bridgeport.

A saloon has just been opened at Sterling and business of all kinds has taken a look upward.

A young man working in a sawmill near Sargents had both feet amputated by a saw on Friday.

Commercial men and drummers are visiting Gunnison in swarms and merchants purchased of them all.

The road is now open between Red Cliff and Dotsero, and travel is pouring into the latter place at a lively rate.

The work of rebuilding the Harrison works at Leadville has commenced. In six weeks they will be in full blast again.

Collins will discover on Saturday how high her works will throw a half-dozen streams of water, and not overexert her works.

La Junta has raised the necessary funds and will celebrate the glorious Fourth with long-winded addresses and the innocent fire cracker.

Grand Junction has taken the initiatory toward organizing a fire department. Her militia company is said to be one of the finest in the state.

Sam Mickey, a former resident of Tin Cup, died in the Jacksonville, Illinois, insane asylum last week. He was a miner and well-known throughout the state.

John R. Bigger, working in the Crystal mine, Virginia canon, had his shoulder blade broken and was severely injured about the head and neck on Friday by a rock falling on him.

A small pox victim strayed into La Junta a few days ago and at night slept in a boxcar, where he was discovered next morning, and afterwards sent to the pest house. At night someone fired the car, which was destroyed.

Mrs. Evans, a female physician located at Placer, Costilla County, has been arrested for grand larceny. Wearing apparel, household goods, Queensware, glassware, and scores of articles belonging to the residents of that town were found at her residence.

From The Review Press: "The ranchmen along the Gunnison, Tomichi, and Ohio Creek are making many valuable improvements on their premises this spring, such as houses, stables, fences, outhouses, etc. Many of them are beginning to be aware of the fact that Gunnison County is destined to become a great stock growing region."

From The Colorado Springs Gazette: "The ranchmen are sorely in need of rain, for in many parts of the county grazing is exceedingly poor. The sheep, in their desire to find green grass, run off and leave their young lambs under the prairies to shift for themselves, and in many instances rather than leave them to die from hunger, the ewes have been known to butt their offspring to death."

From the Greeley Tribune: "The fruit trees seem to have come through the winter in good shape in Southern Colorado, and we are satisfied that the northern portion of the state has not suffered to the extent that was thought early this spring. Many of the standard trees in this locality have survived with little or no injury, especially where they were more or less sheltered."

From the Georgetown Courier: "During the thunder shower last week, nine head of stock were killed by lightning in the field of George F. Cummings, Seventeen Mile house, Cherry Creek. They presented a strange sight when found by the man who went to gather his cows for milking. Evidently frightened at something, they were running down the wire fence and were all killed as they ran, being in a line. All were valuable animals."

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