Salida Record, Feb 12, 1904: Many patrons of the
opera house noticed with pleasure a new stage setting used at the time of
the concert by the New South Jubilee Company and remarked that it was the
prettiest parlor scene they had ever seen on the local stage. The scene was
designed and painted and set up by Charles Eastman, the local stage manager.
The materials used are old canvases and frames but the excellent result would
never lead one to believe it.
Salida Record, March 3, 1904: Alpine Park has
received a fine coat of fertilizer that will make the grass more beautiful
than ever this spring. River Front Park is now almost entirely filled in and
is being surfaced with soil. it is hoped that it will be grassed this spring.
When this is done Salida will present a pretty appearance from the depot.
Salida Record, June 22, 1904: Although the
day was not as pleasant as it might have been, the Sunday excusions and
band concert at Wellsville hot springs afforded recreation to quite a
number of Salidans. The afternoon was threatening and rather cool, but
the band playing on the streets drew a large crowd to the depot and filled
a train of three coaches.
Salida Record, July 29, 1904: The Salida Shops
Base Ball team encountered the Leadville "Topics" at the ball
park in the Cloud City Sunday. The result was not very flattering to the
Salida team, the score at the end of the ninth inning standing at 10 to
3 in favor of the Leadville team. Up to the eighth inning the game was
close, but in favor of the Salida boys on the score of 3 to 2. In the
eighth however, fickle Fate turned her back on the visitors and the Leadvilleites
hurried eight scores over the plate.
Salida Mail, June 6, 1928: The Big Parade! That
is the feature of the Salida Auto Show which is giving the management most
concern at present. It is expected to be the biggest automobile parade ever
held in Salida, with cars of every make and every age and every size in line.
Salida will be traveling on rubber that day.
Bob Russell says he fears there are so many cars in Salida that all the people
will be riding in them and there will be nobody on the street curb to watch
the parade go by.
It is planned to have the various makes of cars grouped together and to this
end the owners are requested to confer with the Salida dealers about the meeting
place before the parade commences.
Salida Mail, Aug. 25, 1928: The new electric
signs were erected yesterday at the East and West entrances to Salida
to guide tourists who arrive after dark. The signs were a long felt want.
Coe Branch was chairman of the committee which raised the funds by subscription
and which ordered and placed the signs.
Salida Mail, July 26, 1929: The annual G. A. R. picnic held
Wednesday at Wellsville Hot Springs was attended by a good crowd of circle
members and their families and three old soldiers, H. C. Boon, Jmes Kendall
and E. M. Paine. The latter were taken down by Mr. and Mrs. L.B. Stewart
who remained for the day. A delicious picnic dinner was served at noon
in the pavioion and the afternoon was spent in games and swimming.
Salida Daily Mail-Record, July 7, 1954: Salida Sports Area,
Inc., has received papers of incorporation and work is underway to develop
the Monarch pass ski course. The corporation expects to purchase a double
chair lift, about 3,000 feet long. The chair lift will go clear to the
top of the Continental Divide and affords a magnificent view of both the
West and Eastern slopes.
Salida Daily Mail-Record, June 21, 1954: A crowd
estimated at upwards 3,000 enjoyed the Boat Race parade.
Seventeen floats were entered. Judges were Harry C. Tinsley,
Careton T. Sills and Joseph A. McKinnery. First prize winner in the international
category was Argys Market, with a Dutch mill and tulips. The Poncha springs
Cub Scouts, dressed as "cannibals," also won top honors in the
The Mountain Mail, July 6, 1979: The relationship between
gasoline and tourism is a close one in the Rocky Mountains, for nearly
all tourists arrive by automobile. Thus it came as no surprise that the
drop in tourism is very close to the decrease in gasoline supplies from
We have from 80 to 90 percent as much gasoline as in 1978;
we also have from 80 to 90 percent as many tourists as a year earlier.
Tourism is an important part of the local economy, and its decline this
summer will show up in a number of places where the economic effects won't
be good. But local businessmen seem to be reacting well to the problem;
newer activities, such as rafting, seem to be picking up some of the slack;
and overall people seem to be making the best of a bad situation.
The Mountain Mail, August 9, 1979: The Monarch
Recreation Corporation, including the Ramada Inn at Garfield, the Monarch
Ski Area, and real estate in Garfield, has been sold to an investment
firm headed by Jerry Rodgers, a Los Angeles industrialist.
Elmo Bevington, the principal owner of the corporation and the man who
built the ski area and the hotel into a major recreation development,
has sold his interest in the corporation, the transaction closing this
The Mountain Mail, Aug. 17, 1979: There are
literally dozens of events scheduled this weekend in Buena Vista to celebrate
the 100th anniversary of the town. Such events as a pancake breakfast,
hot air balloon rides, rock drilling contest and a Centennial Parade are
planned to get the even started. Also planned for the weekend celebration
is a garden show, an old timers picnic, log rolling contest, bubble gum
blowing and beard contests, horseshoe pitching, a tug of war, burro racing
and a street dance.
The Mountain Mail, Aug. 20, 1979: The Salida
Concerts of the Aspen Music Festival completed its second season here
Saturday. On hand for the last of the six concerts were Edgar Stearns,
the chairman of the board of the Music Associates of Aspen, and Jan Collins,
the organization's business manager, along with their spouses. At a recpetion
at the Salida Inn following the concert Stearns said he believed the Salida
series would continue developing.