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July 18, 2019

100 Years Ago

The Times

July 16, 1919

R.O Partlow is considerably used up since last week when he mixed with a skittish horse which he was endeavoring to harness and which kicked him a number of times before the fracas ended.

State Immigration Commissioner Charles S. Hill gives the information that in spite of the rapid settlement of the past few years, there are still in Wyoming more than twenty-five million acres of free government land. For the most part this land is grazing land, and millions of acres of it have been designated under the stockraising homestead law. It lies in every county in the state. Occasional tracts may be farmed with profit, and these are also to be found in every county. There are so many different kinds of homestead laws, and so many provisions in each that the matter is often confusing to the mind of the ordinary mortal.

There’s quite a furore at the resorts about a new-fangled one-piece bathing suit. Being here high and dry we wonder which piece of the erstwhile two-piece suit has been dispensed with.

Carl Blatt and wife were in Sundance Friday, this being Mr. Blatt’s first trip in since he was shot. He is recovering nicely.

75 Years Ago

July 20, 1944

At an invitation from the Rapid City broadcasting station, KOBH, the Sundance high school band will present a half-hour’s program over that station Sunday.

Two 18-year-old youths registered this last week with the draft office. They were William Irving Lanning of Aladdin and James Edward Arnold of Sundance.

A car driven by Tony Stedelia of Aladdin was all but demolished early Sunday morning when it rolled over five times while attempting to make a curve at the junction of the Aladdin and Mona roads about three miles west of Belle Fourche. Stedilia sustained minor lacerations on his forehead but was otherwise uninjured.

50 Years Ago

July 17, 1969

A bit of local history was entered into the books quietly last weekend as the Air Force PM-1 nuclear power plant on Warren Peak was dismantled and disposed of. Major Alexander E. Anthony, Jr., last commander of Sundance Air Force Station, reported that an Air Force crew completed the 15-month job Friday. The airmen then closed down the diesel power plant, locked up the area and departed the Warren Peak site.

R.M. Bernd told Commercial Club members Friday night that the next step in establishment of a para-medical school at the Air Force station site here lies with the state. Bernd said that several state agencies have not yet conducted a survey regarding the feasibility of such a facility. He said the Commercial Club and the Lutheran Society have done all they can at this time and suggested that the club write state officials and remind them of their promise to conduct the survey.

Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Wheeler announced this week the opening of the Mountain View Cleaners in west Sundance on Hwy. 14. The Wheeler’s purchased Don’s Cleaners from Mr. and Mrs. Don Denzin in May.


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