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100 years ago

Last Monday morning a crew started in to move the Union Pacific depot to the new site where the old stock yard stood. Up to the time of going to press the depot still stands on the old location, but the structure has been jacked up and is about ready for the pull. It has not been fully decided whether the depot will be skidded, rolled or hauled to the new site.

Wednesday afternoon, as usual, the clouds again hovered over the Pine Bluffs District in thick masses, but this time the residents were agreeably surprised when the real rain drops commenced to fall and continued falling for one and one-half hours.

75 years ago

The horses at the 42nd annual Frontier Days celebration will be wilder than ever. Three hundred contestants on 700 head of livestock, competing in 23 World Championship events daily will be on the program each and every day during the period July 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30.

A deal was completed here this week whereby Charles Stephens becomes proprietor of the dairy business of Clyde Barkell, know as Clyde’s Dairy. Mr. and Mrs. Barkell, who have built up an excellent dairy business here, are to give possession of the business in August, and plan to move into an apartment in the Hemphill duplex on Elm Street.

Howard Hughes and his crew of four completed their remarkable flight around the world when they landed at Floyd Bennett airport, New York, 3 days, 19 hours and 17 minutes after starting from that place. They had covered 14,824 miles and made six stops for refueling — at Paris, Moscow, Omsk, Yakutsk, Fairbanks and Minneapolis. They cut more than three days off the record made by Wiley Post in 1933, but Hughes said after landing that he still considered Post’s solo flight was the most remarkable job of flying ever done.

In revised budget estimates for the current fiscal year, given out in Washington, the President forecast a net federal deficit of $3,984,887,600 more than he had estimated in January for the 12 months ending next June 30.

Saturday is the big day that the people of eastern Laramie county have been waiting for — Albin Day! The citizens and business people of this thriving little city once each year are hosts to the people of the whole region embraced by the counties of Laramie and Goshen in Wyoming, and Kimball and Banner in Nebraska, and Saturday, July 23, is the day. This gala occasion, which will be the eleventh annual celebration of Albin Day, will be featured by a big parade, baby show, races and contests of various kinds, two fast tournament baseball games, and a big dance in the evening.

50 years ago

Miss Gail Armstrong of Cheyenne performed a number of dives, including a a “jack knife,” while giving a demonstration at the dedication program held here Sunday afternoon at Pine Bluffs new $40,000 swimming pool. Miss Armstrong also gave an exhibition of her fine swimming ability by demonstrating several different strokes. Gene Reynolds, also of Cheyenne, gave a talk and exhibition on SCUBA diving during the afternoon’s program which was attended by a good crowd as well as dirt and rain storm just as the entertainment was scheduled to get underway. J.R. Walker of Pine Bluffs, section foreman for the UPPR company was the lucky winner of the $1,000 prize money which he chose rather than the home swimming pool.

The Pine Bluffs ambulance, a community non-profit service, completed its 313th trip July 1. The unit was at both the Carpenter and Pine Bluffs rodeos this month on a standby operation. This unit has proven its value to the community but only by a continued flow of contributions can the service be continued without a fund raising campaign.

25 years ago

A hail, wind and rain storm in the area accompanied a tornado touched down at the Dennis Jessen ranch about 11 miles northwest of Pine Bluffs about 7:00 p.m., Monday evening, tearing off a large chunks of the roof and scattering equipment about the place while water poured into the house and basement sopping rugs and furniture and damaging walls and ceilings. Jessen said while the building damage was severe, hail damage on his wheat just ready for harvest and on a circle of beans under sprinkler irrigation will result in even greater monetary damage.

10 years ago

Pine Bluffs Post archives

Nelson will be the one name heard around town for the 2003 Trail Days Celebration. The two non-related Nelson girls will represent the 53rd annual celebration.

Late nights are on the schedule for many local farmers and elevator workers as wheat harvest is underway. Many farmers have started their harvest while others begin at the end of the week. Carpenter, south of Pine Bluffs, and over near Harrisburg is where Manager Darvel Sever of Farmers Elevator Company reported most of his loads are coming from. Most of the crops coming in are yielding 20 to 50 bushels per acre s opposed to 14 to 15 last year at this time. The test weight for most of the wheat has been around 62 averaging a moisture content of 12.

 

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