Looking Back for June 28, 1935

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From the Friday, June 28, 1935, edition of The Steamboat Pilot

Hundreds of stockmen in town for state meeting

A.A. Curtis was re-elected president of the Colorado Stock Growers and Feeders association at the 68th annual convention held in Steamboat Springs on Monday and Tuesday, June 24 and 25.

More than 500 stockmen representing practically every county in the state registered for the convention. They were unanimous in their praise of the hospitality of Steamboat Springs and the enjoyment given by local entertainers. The big barbecue, at which 1,000 people were served in the city park, was an event long to be remembered. The meat was succulent and tender and served in generous portions with bread, pickles, potato salad, hot coffee, ice cream and wafers. The Steamboat band played several selections. There could have been no better opportunity for visiting and getting acquainted.

Milner man catches a 4 pound trout from Yampa

A handsome four-pound trout was pulled out of Yampa river Wednesday afternoon by Glenn Hoskinson, of Milner. The Pilot was glad to hear this good news over the telephone as soon as the big rainbow had been landed. Glenn is justly proud of his catch.

Cutworms are damaging lettuce crops near Yampa

Cutworms are beginning to damage the lettuce crops in the vicinity of Yampa. Some of the growers are using poisoned bran bait in the rows to cope with the worms. A demonstration made by the county agent last year proved successful, and the growers are proceeding with the use of the bran on a large scale. Last year, the rows where the poison was used matured fine heads, while the rows left unprotected had no crop.

Famous Soda Spring has returned to former activity

The reopening of the famous Soda Spring near the Cabin Hotel is good news for Steamboat Springs. This remarkable spring has a tang and effervescence excelling any fountain mixture. For years, it has been the favorite spring not only because of its nearness to the main part of town, but also because it is palatable and vitalizing.

For the past year or two, the flow had deviated and the sparkling water had ceased to bubble and fill the bowl. Mayor Luekens examined the spring last week, had the recess cleaned out and found that the trouble was the clogging of the inlet by all kinds of articles which had been thrown or dropped into the pipe. After everything was dislodged, the usual brisk flow of the water returned. It is as delightful as ever.

The cement bowl will be screened over, leaving a plentiful outlet flow to accommodate the many who like the famous soda water.

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