Looking Back for June 7, 1935: Free celebration on July 4
June 6, 2010
Steamboat Springs — A glorious Fourth of July in Steamboat Springs for everybody. Anyhow, it is going to be the biggest celebration ever held in Northwestern Colorado, everybody knows that. But it will not do any harm to talk about something so important, about the great rodeo, the races, roping, bronc riding, wild horses, the bands, dance, etc. The celebration is going to be worth tooting about. If you really want to have a good time, Steamboat Springs is the place for you on July 4.
While it is a free celebration for everybody, somebody has to make it go. Therefore the American Legion boys have shouldered the responsibility of putting on the big show. They have done it before and know just how to get everything started off. It takes a certain amount of system to put over a big celebration, and for that reason various committees have been appointed. Russell Ohmn and Hoyt Shaw will be responsible for the rodeo program. Aime Rapin and Hoyt Shaw will look after the concessions. It is a trifle early to say just what these novelties will be, but there will be plenty of fun and excitement and mysteries.
The town will be gay with decorations when Walter Webber and Claude Luekens get busy on lighting effects, flags and bunting. The Legion boys would appreciate it if the homes also are decorated with flags and bunting or other ways.
Race tracks events will go by like a flash under the management of R.S. Padgett, C.E. Seymour, Stanley Dismuke, Ray Weed and Charlie Shell. Sailors on the grandstand cruise will be Robert Noyce, Elmer Parson, Archie Dinius, Roy Hofstetter and F.W. Bieser.
Teacher enjoyed 1st trip on Denver-Salt Lake bus Mrs. Alice H. Baird, teacher of the Middle Elk School, returned to Steamboat Springs on the Denver-Salt Lake bus which left Denver Saturday evening. She had been at Laramie, Wyo., to visit a sister who is ill, making the trip to Craig to Wamsutter and from there to Laramie. She preferred the ride from Denver on the bus as a much better way to travel.
Another passenger of this first bus to carry passengers was Mrs. A. Sims, of Columbus, Ohio, who was en route to Salt Lake City. Keene Carver was the driver of this bus, and he was accompanied by an assistant driver who had been with the bus company a number of years. On the first two runs there were two drivers. Norman Carver took the first bus out of Denver that reached Steamboat early Saturday morning. With him was an assistant driver and two officials of the company.
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Mrs. Baird was delighted with the trip, she said. The bus is comfortable with upholstered seats and clean coverings. This bus, however, was not one of the new ones which will be used on the line and constructed especially for the route. The one-way fare from Denver is $3.65. The round trip is figured as twice that amount minus 10 percent.