80 Years Ago Taken from the pages of the Dolores Star, Friday, Dec. 16, 1932 Fred Bradshaw, Editor

Mrs. E. L. Manaugh, wife of the well known Summit Ridge stock man, and president of the local school board, suffered a severe injury and narrowly escaped death last Friday shortly after noon, when the car she was driving plunged off the abutment to the Dolores river bridge, did a partial somersault and landed on its top beside the river. Mrs. Manaugh was badly cut above her left eye and sustained several painful bruises. The car was practically demolished in its fall of about 20 feet from the roadway to the river bank.

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Herman James (Mike) Bostwick, veteran employee of the New Mexico Lumber Company and known over a wide territory, met sudden death at McPhee Sunday afternoon as he ran to help extinguish a fire which for the moment threatened the destruction of the entire saw mill plant. The fire alarm sounded and the men,who were off duty, ran toward the small pond house at the north side of the mill where the blaze was know to be. Mr. Bostwick slipped and struck his head in such a manner that he died in a few minutes from concussion of the brain. Mr. Bostwick was superintendent for the present New Mexico Lumber Manufacturing company plant, near here, and was employed by Biggs, McPhee and their successors for many years. He was a highly respected man and known for his honesty and fair dealing. An autopsy, held at the office of Dr. R. T. Speck, failed to reveal any cause for his death other than as stated.

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Albert L. Look, for fifteen years a resident of the Lebanon community of Montezuma County, died at his home Monday morning. Influenza and chronic heart trouble were the cause of his death. For the past three years he had been manager of a local cream station and was a daily visitor to Dolores where he had many friends.

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Something like twenty-five members of the local post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and their wives and friends enjoyed a big oyster supper at the Knights of Pythias Hall last Friday evening. Yes,the oysters were big and they were toothsome and delicious, as prepared by the master hand of Post Commander M. F. (Jimmy) Malone. The banquet was furnished by the losing side in a successful membership drive which the post recently staged. Wm. H. Brumley and his followers provided the eatables while Jimmy and his bunch furnished the horse laughs. But anyway, Jimmy had to do the cooking, because no one else in the post knew how.

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W. E. Ratekin returned this week from Denver where he went to learn all about the new Chevrolet model which will be on display at Dolores Motor Company tomorrow. Bigger and better and still more handsome is the result of Chevrolet achievement.

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Albert Stroud returned home Sunday from Denver and had a strenuous time getting back. He went up to see Santa Claus and got a truck load of Christmas goods for his store here.

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Snow fell here this week to a depth of about six inches. While it is somewhat of an inconvenience and more shoveling is entailed, the moisture is regarded as a benefit, especially in the lower range country where it was badly needed. The temperature dropped Monday night to one below zero.

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Clare Kemp, representative of the Biggs-Kurts hardware house at Grand Junction, spent Tuesday night in Dolores. He was trying to get back to Durango. He was in Silverton early in the week and had to drive back by way of Ouray and Norwood to get into the southern part of the basin, a journey of 250 miles to get to his objective but fifty miles away.

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