Vandals disturb child’s grave in search of gold – Greeley Tribune

100 years ago, for the third week of June 1922, from the pages of the Republican newspaper, the Greeley Tribune:

A child’s grave was vandalized on a farm between Greeley and Windsor by people who apparently thought Gold was buried with the girl who died 60 years ago. The farm is owned by Indian Smith and the girl’s grave is considered a Greeley monument. Police said the grave, markers and fence had been vandalized. Police said it is believed a fortune teller believed the tomb had gold. Nothing was found and the police are still searching for the vandals.

The price of butter in Greeley is up 2 cents. Grade #1 butter is now 34 cents per pound and grade #2 butter is 31 cents.

In what is normally a quiet time for the fire department, firefighters were called three times in just 12 hours on Wednesday. The first was because of a false alarm at the sugar factory, the second was in some apartments where a short circuit caused a very small fire, and the third was a garbage fire on the 1500 block of 10th Street.

When four Colorado State Rangers in Frederick tried to arrest a man during a coal strike, the union miners attacked and injured the rangers. It was a near riot and several miners were jailed.

A World War I veteran in Germany was wounded by a machine gun from a German aircraft. After the war he fought for his life for four years. He had 50 surgeries to close the wounds and 18 bullets were removed from his body. Fourteen ribs, a collarbone, and a shoulder bone were removed from his body. He just died this week.

The summer heat lingers in Greeley, with official temperatures ranging from 96 to 107 degrees. The coolest place in town is the new courthouse because they have huge fans installed there.

Several children have been charged with setting off illegal firecrackers in Greeley. Regulations limit firecracker times to July 4th, but many are already being fired. Children must appear in court and pay fines.

Four Americans flying near the Mexico-California border had to land in Mexico because of engine problems. They were arrested by the Mexican border police for entering the country without permission. The plane was also confiscated.

— 100 Years Ago is taken from the original pages of the Greeley Tribune, the Weld County Republican, and the Greeley Tribune-Republican when they merged. Questions or comments can be sent to Vandals disturb child’s grave in search of gold – Greeley Tribune

James Brien

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