Looking Back for July 26, 1935: Skeleton found near Sand Mountain is Fernald | SteamboatToday.com

Looking Back for July 26, 1935: Skeleton found near Sand Mountain is Fernald

The skeleton of a man found on the west side of Sand Mountain on Tuesday, July 16, is no doubt that of Frank Fernald, who was prospecting in that section for a lost mine three years ago. He has been missing since September 1933. Men searched for him until the snow fell. Coroner A.W. Heyer communicated with E.W. Leggett, of Baggs, Wyo., after finding a letter in a tobacco can near the remains, the letter bearing the signature of Mr. Leggett.

Mr. Leggett is convinced that the skeleton is that of Mr. Fernald, whom he had grubstaked three years ago.

County coal production shows a major increase

Routt county produced 36,600 tons of coal during June, according to the monthly summary just issued by the state coal mine inspector. This makes a total of 353,681 tons for the year, an increase of 112,861 tons, the largest increase of any county in the state. Only Weld, Boulder and Huerfano counties exceeded Routt county tonnage.

Routt county lists 633 men employed in coal mines.

Work Progress outlined under a new program

Those who are in charge of the new Works Progress administration have quite a job on their hands. The effort is, as soon as public works can be outlined, to place employables on public jobs. Frank Merriel, of Grand Junction, is in charge of the district of which Routt County is a part.

Young People’s annual Bible conference here

The annual Young People’s Fundamental Bible conference closed an eight-day session Thursday, and every day was filled with outdoor recreation and wholesome enjoyment.

The site of the outing was on the Lee ranch, near the hot springs and six miles north of Steamboat Springs. It is a beautiful spot with lots of opportunities for interesting hikes.

Traffic ordinances will be enforced by police officers

The police department of Steamboat Springs will enforce the traffic ordinances to the fullest extent. Hoyt Shaw, marshall, has been provided with duplicate slips and authorized to present the drivers of cars with tickets designating the manner in which the ordinance has been violated and requesting the violator to appear for hearing at the courthouse.

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