Peek at the Past
October 1, 2020
100 Years Ago
Sep. 30, 1920
The petrified jawbone of some prehistoric mammal was picked up in a washout near the Gose ranch and is on display at Newcastle. The bone is two feet long, with three well defined sets of tusks. The specimen probably will be turned over to some museum.
The coal situation in Sundance continues to linger on lines of uncertainty. Mr. Belshe stated Tuesday that he had yet secured no miners, and that consequently there was no coal to be had at the mine. The first touch of winter will see a stampede to the timber.
The harvest festival and fair held in Sundance last Saturday was an unqualified success, despite most unfavorable weather. Cold and threatening conditions in the morning deterred many visitors from starting. At noon the sun shown warm and everyone’s spirits rose, but by three o’clock it was evident that something more was to come in the shape of weather and soon a violent downpour of rain drove all within doors. Snow fell at one time.
75 Years Ago
Sep. 27, 1945
Dorothy and Margaret Reynolds left Sundance Tuesday for Minneapolis, Minnesota to resume their studies at the University of Minnesota. Dorothy is a senior this year while her younger sister will begin her second year of college work. Ruth Frolander left Wednesday on her way to Laramie where she will continue her studies at the University.
Capitan Angus J. Cronin of the U.S. Marine Corps, Sunday presented the Silver Star Medal posthumously to Captain Charles R. Durfee, USMC, and condolences to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Durfee of Sundance.
50 Years Ago
October 1, 1970
An Eagle Scout court of honor for three sons of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Proctor, Sundance, will be here Saturday at the IOOF Hall. Scoutmaster Wally Elwonger said the public is invited to attend. The three Proctor boys who will become Eagle Scouts during the ceremony are Kelly 14, Randy 16 and Ricky 17. All are members of Sundance Boy Scout Troop No. 62
The Sundance Volunteer Fire Department elected Mervin Peterson fire chief succeeding Noel Edwards who had headed the department for the last six years. Other officers of the department are George Peterson, assistant fire chief; Charles Jones, secretary; Jim Morris, treasurer; Joe Richards, first foreman; Warren Glick, second foreman; and Tom Graham, fire police.