Peek at the Past


February 28, 2019

100 Years Ago

The Times

February 26, 1919

The bill for the appropriation of funds with which to pay W.C. Henderson, Logan O’Brien, Joe Farrell and Dan Straight for losses of feed and crops sustained by elk on this edge of the Black Hills was killed but it is understood another appropriation and sufficient funds to take care of just claims for which the house bills by Mr. Ball were designed.

George Williams of Grand Canyon was jostling about business matters in town last Thursday. He said there was some snow up in the canyon but the amount happily diminutive in comparison with that of several winters. No more fertile soil lies out of doors than that of his locality, and the winters growing more mild, making longer seasons for crop production, is the thing that’s bringing to ideal that section as one for the farm and livestock business.

75 Years Ago

February 24, 1944

Fred J. Johnston, acting superintendent of Yellowstone National Park, has announced that while the famed tourist sight-seeing spot in Wyoming will operate, it will not be the same as in previous years. Hotels and lodges will be closed, and visitors will have to reach the park means of their own transportation, for there will be no bus service. There also will be no guides.

Although some few Wyoming counties have no received the 1944 license plates, Crook County is not among these. County Treasurer John Binney, states that he has no word from the state of the time to expect receipt of the new plates. PS – The plan for Wyoming drivers to turn in their old license tags has been abandoned too, according to word received recently from the state office.

50 Years Ago

February 27, 1969

Freshman members of four district FFA chapters competed here Thursday night during the public speaking contest for FFA chapters. Placing in the contest were, Lloyd Raber, Hulett, first; Paul Hanson, Newcastle, second; Gene Gossman, Moorcroft, third: and Jay Tenke, Sundance, fourth.

Rep. John Wold Wednesday introduced a bill to allow persons who own lands contiguous to national forests to purchase up to 120 acres of national forest land that borders their own if they had made improvements on contiguous national forest land under the mistaken understanding it belonged to them.

The “black ghost” of the forest, the wild turkey, will be surprised right out of his tail feathers this spring. The first spring wild turkey season in Wyoming will commence on April 5 and extend through April 20 in a portion of the Black Hills in northeastern Wyoming.

25 Years Ago

March 3, 1994

The snowpack in the Bear Lodge is still at record levels for this time of the snow season according to the results of a snow survey conducted by the Soil Conservations Service personnel on February 23.

Tom and Ellen Richter, who purchased Top Video last December, have remodeled the business angd are holding a grand re-opening event this week. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Monday buy the Sundance Area Chamber of Commerce.

When state wrestling action ended in Casper Saturday night, the Hulett-Sundance wrestling team had four state champions and one runner-up. Winning state championships were Parker Shoun, Sean Fowlkes, Ken Viergets and Alan Ista. Ron Waugh placed second.


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