Editor's note: Longtime Pilot & Today columnist Jean Wren, who compiled The Way it Was, has died. Her contributions will be sorely missed. The Pilot & Today will be reprinting a selection of Jean's previous columns.
Sept. 14, 1921
The eighth annual Routt County fair opened Wednesday, and in the number and quality of exhibits, the excellence of the program of sports and the attendance equals all previous events of the kind at Hayden. An abundance of moisture and favorable growing weather has resulted in bumper crops and better specimens of grains, grasses and vegetables than ever before displayed at the big fair.
William Wakehouse, a market gardener west of town, brought in a large collection of vegetables, all raised without the benefit of irrigation and of as fine a quality as ever grown anywhere in the state. Some of Mr. Wakehouse's cabbages were a foot in diameter, perfectly solid and splendid. Another fine display was that of F.L. Colley, raised in his garden in town. One of the novel exhibits was that of Elmer Helm, who had some fine cucumbers and sunflowers 11 feet tall, raised on his Cropico ranch on the east Mesa south of town.
An early morning wedding
Russell C. Ohman, clerk in the Steamboat post office, and Miss Blanche W. Noyce, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Noyce, were married Wednesday morning at 7:30 at the Congregational parsonage with Rev. Clement Upham officiating. Only immediate relatives were present. Immediately after, they departed for Denver by train for a week's honeymoon.
The bride has been connected with the local telephone exchange. Both are most esteemed young people.
Interesting local news
Clarence Patterson had his tonsils removed Wednesday at the Steamboat hospital.
Hoyt Shaw, who during the summer was with the East End garage, has gone to MacGregor to make his home with his sister, Mrs. F.C. McClelland, and to work in the mine.
State and government officials are investigating a report that a man caught 800 trout in one day in Beaver basin, north of Browns Park in the northwestern corner of Moffat County.
C.E. Crosswhite this week resumed the operation of his feed and sales stable which he leased last spring to E.E. Yount and which has been closed since Mr. Yount recently moved to his own barn on Eleventh Street.
The first carload of head lettuce shipped from Yampa returned $1,000 to the growers. Another car was sent out this week and several more will follow.
Reuben Squire of Yampa has been appointed state stock inspector for the southern part of the county.
Carl Howelsen, the old-time champion ski jumper, started this week on a vacation trip to his old home in Norway, where he has not visited in 20 years. He will be away for the winter but expects to return in time for the Steamboat ski carnival.
A.W. Wren and Enoch Barrows returned Sunday from Irving Spur in Grand County, where they had been with the big state highway truck to deliver a load of powder for use on the new Berthoud Pass highway.
Harry Love arrived last Friday night from Crawford, Neb., where he was superintendent of the electric light plant. He will be here for a couple of weeks' vacation, visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Love.
Luther Lee had a runaway last week. His team became scared by a flock of grouse while he was cutting grain for Alfred Booco at Sidney. He was driving the new binder recently purchased by Mr. Booco and it was badly damaged.
Ralph Drake, Marshall Peavy, Bennett Savage and Doc Savage went to North Park last week to purchase a herd of Herefords from the famous Dickens ranch, which they will drive home.
Steamboat Springs roasting ears have been in the local markets for several days. They were raised by John Walter at his ranch near Fish Creek Falls.
Elmer Dorr is hauling lumber for the new schoolhouse on Cow Creek which is being erected by C.G. Hanks.
C.O. Rudisill, Dan Stukey and Jim Muse returned Sunday from an automobile trip to Denver.
Jamie Crawford recently spent a week with Frank Deng, who is maintaining a camp on the range back of Storm Mountain. They had plenty of good fishing and a good time. Mr. Deng expects to build a cabin and prepare for fall trapping in that locality.
Stella Peavy was operated on for an ulcer on the lung, or pleurisy, at the Steamboat hospital Tuesday and is getting along nicely.