Dolores 80 years ago

Taken from the Friday, Aug. 24, 1934, pages of the Dolores Star.

The Dodge pickup, stolen last week from Tebbs & Burton, of Cortez, was recovered this week and returned to its owners. The car was traced to Gunnison by a perfect trail of evidence and there Chas. Kincaid and a juvenile boy were found to have it in their possession and these two were detained until Sheriff W. W. Dunlap could go over and return them to Cortez, where they are being held pending action by the courts. The car was stolen from the Burton residence Monday night of last week. It was sold to the Cortez firm by Messrs. Musgrave and Calhoon of this place.

John and Ernest Lill came down from Telluride Wednesday and are remaining until about the end of the week. They have some splendid looking high grade gold ore which they have been showing to some of the local enthusiasts, just to let the boys know what good rock looks like. The Lills have an interest in property in Bridal Veil basin from which they extracted the high grade. They expect to make a shipment soon and then will probably buy out a couple of banks, when they get their returns.

Mrs. Homa Cline entertained 3 tables of bridge last Friday afternoon.

Katie Hill and Dale Ray flew to Portland, Oregon Wednesday to visit her son.

J.H. Cheney, district engineer of the state highway department, was here early in the week and started the work of surveying for construction of three-mile section of road east of the town of Dolores. This work will start at the town limits and extend to the Montezuma National Forest boundary, near the Chas. Reid place. It is expected the job will be completed this year. This will be a start in the right direction and a benefit to all who travel the Dolores-Rico road.

Exactly $670,008 has been paid to 2,206 Colorado farmers and stockmen for 58,479 head of cattle bought in the government's emergency cattle-buying program of their drought-stricken cattle.

The much desired spell of moisture seems to have arrived, though not as definitely as desired by many. Good rains have been falling almost daily in the higher hills so that the soil bears the semblance of saturation. More rain in the lower country is still needed.

Ira Wilden, 34 years old, was burned to death near Northdale Tuesday when his uto caught fire and was destroyed.

Lloyd Pyle drove to Avon, Colorado the first of the week and his sister, Mrs. Ralph Manuel, and mother, Mrs. H. V. Pyle, arrived in Dolores Tuesday evening. Mrs. Manuel plans to visit here until the end of the week.

Calvin Trimble and friend, Miss Mary Powell, Miss Margaret Jordan and Joe Roscio drove down from Dunton for the weekend at the home of Mrs. Edithe Trimble.

Mrs. Veva Wilson and Miss Marjorie Calhoon left last week for a ten-day trip through the Carlsbad Cave, El Paso, Texas and Juarez Mexico.