100 YEARS AGO
Front page news from the Nov. 28, 1919 edition of the Colorado Citizen included:
By Tues. Election
Proposition to change boundaries west of river carries
At an election held in the Garwood Independent School District on Tuesday of this week the proposition to change the boundaries of that district so as to include only the land on the west side of the river, and at present in the district, carried by a majority of 37 votes.
Man Falls From
Trestle And Is
One arm is broken and serious bruises cover body
Sunday evening about seven thirty o’clock a man who was walking the ties fell from the trestle on the county farm and was badly injured. He lay all night and was not discovered until early Monday morning. He called for help at frequent intervals during the night but those hearing his cries did not go to his assistance, as they thought it was a crazy person at the county farm who was doing a little “lung exercise.”
Numerous weddings were announced on the front page of the Mercury. Also on the front page of the Nov. 28, 1919 edition of the Mercury:
The First Baptist
Church of Weimar
“The Church of the Hearty Welcome”
Sunday School at 10 a.m. as usual. Don’t forget the sunrise prayer meeting Sunday morning promptly at 6 o’clock. Preaching at 11 a.m. Subject: “The Finished Work of Calvary.”
Eagle Lake Headlight
The front page of the Nov. 29, 1919 issue of the Eagle Lake Headlight included the following headlines:
A Ten Thousand Dollar Filling Station Is Assured
Eagle Lake to have a ten thousand dollar filling station.
The new station will be erected here by the Colombian Refining Company, this company having leased the lots just across the street from the Hotel Dallas, where Mr. Kreton’s garage is now located.
Cyclone Does $5000 Damage At Glen Flora
A cyclone struck Glen Flora, about twenty-two miles below here, in Wharton county, about half past nine Tuesday ngiht (sic), passing across the town from southwest to northwest, doing perhaps $5000 damage principally to residence property and the railroad depot.