75 years ago
From the June 24, 1932, Steamboat Pilot
Pioneers to have picnic
The pioneers of Routt and Moffat Counties will have their annual reunion in Steamboat Springs Saturday, June 25, at the high school gymnasium. The business meeting will start at 10:30 in the morning followed by the basket dinner at noon. Those who attend will bring their own cups, spoons and forks. All persons who have lived in Routt or Moffat Counties for fifteen years are eligible to belong to the association. They are urged to attend the meeting to become acquainted with other residents of the section and to keep up the spirit of fellowship. Dues for the members of the association are 25 cents per year. Funds derived from the members are used for the purchase of iced cream, coffee or lemonade served at the reunion.
Camp students arrive
Perry-Mansfield camp will be in full swing another week when the girls and women of all ages will be there to enjoy the delightful outdoor life of the camp. To many of them, the experience will be new, and there will be a large number also who have been at the camp for several seasons.
According to Miss Charlotte Perry, head of the works in the dramatics department, the work in the drama will be even more interesting and thorough than in former years. During the winter season, Miss Perry has been doing unusual and outstanding work in New York City in the school of dramatics of Madam Mariea Ouspenskaya, who was formerly with the Moscow Theater for 15 years. The work of the Russian teacher in the classroom and on the stage has attracted much attention in the east. Miss Perry will combine the method of this unique Russian artist with her own technique. Both methods have the fundamental purpose of increasing the creative ability and the personality development of the student.
Native trout eggs shipped
Sam Stevens received a shipment of 480,000 native trout eggs from Trappers Lake on Tuesday for placement in the troughs of the Steamboat Springs Hatchery. With the 340,000 rainbow eggs now in the troughs, the native eggs complete the hatching capacity of the building.
The native fingerlings will be placed in smaller streams and the beaver dams in this section when they are ready for release from the hatchery. The eggs were brought to Steamboat by Mr. Kelly, superintendent of the state spawn taking crew. They are packed in the cases, each containing 160,000 eggs. The receptacles are made of wood with compartments holding cheesecloth bags which contain 11 ounces of eggs each. The bags are completely surrounded by damp moss. On top of the crate is a layer of ice, which percolates through the moss keeping it moist. A total of 4 million native eggs taken from Trappers Lake this spring is only a starter of the entire crop. Half a million of these will be hatched in the Trappers Lake Hatchery for replacement in the lake.
Sam Stevens left Thursday morning for Grand Lake, taking two crates of native eggs from Trappers for placement in the Grand Lake hatchery by C.A. Ribbing, who is now in charge there. He was accompanied by Mrs. Stevens and Mrs. Charles Blackburn.
The rainbow trout eggs, which were secured from local streams by Mr. Ribbing and Sam Stevens, are now starting to hatch.