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Reflections: Rawlins Rag, John Deere Day and kite safety


100 years ago

April 24, 1913

Play and Rag Dance

The home talent company of Rawlins people came from there and presented “Tommy’s Wife” on the boards here Thursday night. While the play is by no sense a strong one , the parts were well played and the acting would have done justice to a much stronger play. They had a good house and the play was much enjoyed by all who attended.

After the play the Rawlins people gave a dance and a great many stayed. Several became disgusted, on account of the ragging, which was danced by some of the Rawlins young people. Being a Rawlins dance, none of the local people are to blame for the class of dancing enjoyed. We were informed that some of the Rawlins people requested that we did not mention this matter, but as we are not in the habit of covering up these matters … we do not feel called upon to refrain from stating the facts in this matter …

75 years ago

April 28, 1938

Tuesday will be ‘John Deere Day’

Stan Hjerleid of the Wyoming Implement Co. states that considerable interest is being shown in the “John Deere Day,” which is being sponsored by that company here next Tuesday, May 3, for the purpose of discussing with valley ranchmen problems concerning their ranching equipment. The Wyoming Implement Co. is the John Deere dealer in this section, and Hjerleid states that several John Deere experts will be present to assist with the open-house discussion it has planned to hold. Several interesting talks will be made, a free lunch will be served, and other features will be presented to make things interesting for the ranch folks. Also our four talkie picture shows, with free admission, will be shown in the Community Theater during the day.

50 years ago

April 25, 1963

Heart Attack Cause of Auto Accident Here

According to reports, Chas B. McKenzie of Rawlins suffered a fatal heart attack while driving his car yesterday, resulting in an accident which injured a passenger, Jack Wann, also of Rawlins. Mr. Wann was brought to the office of Dr. R. A. Corbett in Saratoga for treatment and later taken by ambulance to the Rawlins hospital where today is is said to be in satisfactory condition. The accident occurred about seven miles north of town on Highway 130.

Investigating highway patrol men said McKenzie’s vehicle rolled down a 12-foot embankment and came to a stop about 135 yards from the highway. …

25 years ago

April 27, 1988

Spring time kite safety

Now that spring time has arrived, children want to enjoy outdoor activities once again. One of the most common outdoor activities for children is flying kites.

Carbon Power and Light spokesman Guy Charles, says to be careful not to let you children fly kites near power lines. “I have already stopped several children from flying kites directly under power lines this spring. I reminded them of the safety program Carbon Power presented to their school last fall and they each said they had forgotten to look up before they had started flying kites.”

According to Charles, a child could suffer a serious or even fatal injury as a result of a kite coming in contact with power lines. …


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