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Looking Back for June 14, 1935: Placer work will start at Hahn’s Peak

— The placer deposits of Poverty Bar at Hahn's Peak are to be a scene of activity this year, after years of idleness. Work is to begin at once by a company headed by Ray Jewell, of Pueblo, who two weeks ago made extensive tests on the ground at the lower end of the bar, near the Columbine road.

The tests were so satisfactory that a hydraulic dredge is being installed.

A.M. Standish and Jack Glover, who are associated with the company, arrived in Steamboat Springs Wednesday evening and have been making arrangements.

It is said that floodlights will be installed and that three shifts of men will keep the plant in continuous operation as soon as it is installed.

The ground has been leased from the Hahn's Peak & Elk River Canal and Placer Mining company, which has had it under patent for many years.

Oak Creek will entertain visitors next Saturday

Oak Creek will entertain all visitors at a big free celebration Saturday, and a large crowd is expected. It is called Oak Creek Day and will be made an annual event. This big celebration is being sponsored by the Oak Creek-Yampa Lions club and the Oak Creek Town Board with the assistance of all organizations and clubs from the town. Cash prizes amounting to $300 will be offered for the various events, closing with a grand ball at the Legion hut in the evening. The events will include children's parade, street races, tug-of-war, saddle horse races, horseshoe pitching, coal shoveling contest, baby show, style show, motion picture show and a soft ball tournament and many others.

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Railroad is a real tangible asset of community

Railroad week proclaimed by governor calls attention to the good service given by our own line of transportation.

A prominent business man of Steamboat Springs, in discussing the significance of Railroad Week, said:

"I believe that the citizens of Routt County should realize more thoroughly than ever before that our railroad is a very tangible part of this community. This section has been served well and faithfully for many years by its railroad which has played a vital part in the betterment of this territory. The railroad has paid and continues to pay such large amounts in taxes as to make it indispensable for this one fact alone.

"It should be our duty as well as pleasure to get behind this forward movement of what is really one of our principal home industries. By patronizing the railroad, by taking advantage of their splendid facilities, we help recovery right here at home."

Goodfellow showing an interesting Chinese relic

C.B. Goodfellow is showing an interesting relic, a Chinese ebony dice box, which he found in his brother's old sea chest. It is no doubt very old as the brother went out to sea in the early '50's. The box is embellished with a gold lyre bird and other Chinese emblems. Mr. Goodfellow's brother was not only an explorer on the sea, but also covered the ground in Routt County before the Crawford family had arrived.