100 Years Ago Today: Golden Buys Its First Fire Truck

Colorado Transcript, March 6, 1919 A better picture of Golden Fire Department's Engine No.1 from 1919Photo Courtesy of Denver Public Library, Western History Department In 1880, the Golden Fire Department rose from the proverbial ashes of three different, independent fire fighting companies: Excelsior Hose, Everett Hook and Ladder Company, and Loveland Hose Company. Coming together …

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100 Years Ago Today: Hugo Frey’s Odyssey

Fort Collins Courier, March 5, 1919 Hugo Frey in Navy uniformFrom his memoir, Hugo's Odyssey Meg Dunn, who writes at the excellent history website, Northern Colorado History, has an in-depth article on Hugo Frey here, so I'll just cover some highlights of his life, but definitely check out her writing, especially her five-part series on …

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100 Years Ago Today: Blizzards and Lizards

Montrose Daily Press, March 4, 1919 M. H. Loeffler was a tailor and prominent Grand Junction Elk member who was known not only for his custom suits, but also for promoting and selling the Hynes Level Measure, which was the first instrument of its kind that could measure the angle of a person's shoulders. Hynes …

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