Peek at the Past


November 2, 2023


50 Years Ago, November 1, 1973: This new Sof-Spray car wash unit, owned by Duane Hartl, is nearing completion and Hartl said the unit should be in operation sometime this week. Known as Hartl's Car Wash, the unit is located in east Sundance on the former site of the Catholic Church. The new unit features self-service washing, rinsing and waxing and is housed in a 32x50 ft. block building. The building contains one bay each for cars and trucks.

100 Years Ago

November 1, 1923

With the increasing snow since last week, the Upton stage has reverted to the old standby and left with a team Monday. Roads are fast becoming unnavigable for motors in this section.

It is stated that the Smead hotel at Lead City will be wrecked and torn down to make way for operations of the mine. It was built only twenty years ago, but open cut operations of the mine have encroached on the hotel site. A large portion of the city of Lead is really directly over the workings of the mine, and as time goes on it would seem that the town itself must move out the...

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