Looking Back for Oct. 8, 1936
Steamboat Springs — 74 years ago from the Oct. 8, 1936, edition of the Steamboat Pilot:
New projects on US Highway 40
The state highway department has called for bids on two projects in Moffat County west of Maybell on U.S. Highway 40. It is the link between Maybell and Cross Mountain and will be let in two contracts, one for seven and nine-tenths miles, extending eastward from Cross Mountain. The other project extends from Maybell west. Construction work on project No. 2 will be lighter than on No. 1. Bids are to be opened Oct. 8. It is believed that some work can be done on both projects before cold weather interferes.
Huge rock slides down mountain on Sunday
Dr. E.A. Jackson and Henry Zehner drove to Diamond Park on Sunday. They had the exciting experience of seeing a huge rock break loose at the top of Buck Mountain and come tumbling straight toward them. They were undecided which way to run as the great rock thundered down the mountainside. Fortunately for them, it stopped before it reached the river where they were fishing. They had luck fishing, anyway, but would not advise others to go into that section anymore this fall, especially if there is more rain or snow. The mountain peaks on each side of the park are white with snow. The road through the timber was slick and not easy to travel over with a car.
Stockmen’s Ball set for Halloween night
The Steamboat Stockgrowers association has announced the date of Oct. 31 for the annual ball, considered one of the main public events of the year. Everybody attends this dance for a good time is always assured. The committee has not yet decided upon the music for the ball, but it is going to be the best that can be procured. There will be numbers for the old timers, as well as modern dances. The Stockmen’s Ball this year will be a Halloween event.
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