Dolores 80 years ago

Taken from the Friday, June 8, 1934 pages of the Dolores Star

A heavy frost fell in various parts of Montezuma Valley Wednesday night, but as far as the Star is able to learn, there is no damage to crops, particularly fruit. E. W. Neal, of Arriola, said yesterday noon that he had been working in the orchard all morning and, "As far as I was able to ascertain, there was no damage done by the frost." Mr. Neal has a fine orchard and splendid prospect for a fruit crop.

The annual meeting of the Stoner Creek Cattlemen's association was held Monday afternoon, June 4, at the Stoner Creek school house. County Extension Agent Edson W. Barr talked on the beef cattle situation, explaining the probable set-up and conditions which were to be worked out by the agricultural adjustment administration since the signing of the bill by President Roosevelt making beef cattle a basic commodity.

J. A. Shoemaker, president and general manager of the Denver Union Stock Yard Co. and R. C. Albright, traveling representative, were callers at the Star office Wednesday. The editor is sorry to have been out. The gentlemen were in the county in connection with the invasion of Denver businessman at Cortez and ran over to visit some of their many Dolores friends.

The Bozman-Owens Motor Co. reports the sale of the following trucks within the past few days: "Red" Welch and Lon Beard, one each, and a pick-up to J. E. Nelson.

A large gasoline shovel, too large to haul in over the highways, was shipped to Dolores this week for use on the road work out west of Dove Creek. The machine is the property of Mackey & DeRemer Construction Co., of Denver who have begun the job of building the 5 mile section from stateline east.

Reports have reached this office that prospectors have started flocking into the Bear Creek section, east and southeast of Dolores. The prediction is general that a good strike will be made in that territory this season. One need not be surprised if at any moment news breaks of a big strike in that region.

Shannon Livick