THE WAY IT WAS

Roads to the outside open

— May 9, 1923

Spring is opening up in good shape. Farmers are getting at their work and the roads are getting good. Automobiles have been traveling between Craig and Steamboat for the past week. The road is a little rough as far as Milner, but from there on is in fine shape. Several outside cars have come in by way of Wamsutter and Craig. The Wamsutter-Baggs road is not in the best shape but it is easily passable. A party of people driving new cars, Fords, Dodges and Hups, left Denver this morning to drive to Steamboat by way of Wyoming.

He got his money's worth

G.W. Barnes, the operator at the Steamboat depot, is thoroughly satisfied with a bargain he secured a few days ago when he purchased a used car from the Steamboat Motor Co. It wasn't represented as being much of an auto, but it would run and that was all he expected. When he began to investigate the innards of the critter he received the shock of his life when he found two $20 bills under the seat. As it happens, that amount is more than he paid for the car, Mr. Barnes feels that he got his money's worth.

News from here and there

Fay Burgess left for Denver last Saturday and will drive back a new Ford truck. He is expected to arrive in Steamboat today with his truck loaded with goods and fruit for the L.B. Shelburne store.

Two of the most popular people on Elk River were united in marriage Tuesday afternoon, when Miss Grace Savage became the bride of L. Carl Brookshire. The wedding took place at the Methodist parsonage, Rev. M.T. Habgood officiating, in the presence of Miss Irene Savage, sister of the bride, and Ray Weed. The happy couple will reside on the ranch until recently owned by Mrs. W.D. Kamry that has been purchased by Sam Weed and his son, Ray, by whom Mr. Brookshire is employed.

The rain on Sunday night, a gentle downpour in Steamboat, approached the conditions of a cloudburst between Hayden and Craig. Roads were badly washed, especially in the vicinity of the Cary ranch.

Earl Crowner came down Wednesday from his ranch south of Yampa, driving his auto by way of Yellowjacket Pass, not finding it necessary to use chains. He left the car here for repairs and returned home yesterday morning by train.

Van Gooding, a Steamboat boy who has recently been in Denver, has gone to Dixon, on Snake River, where he will be associated with the Stockgrowers bank of which his brother-in-law, Earl Reader, is cashier.

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