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Aspen History: ‘Woman editor wants a million’

Aspen Historical Society

“Woman editor wants a million,” announced the Aspen Democrat-Times on April 12, 1912. “Mrs. F.F. Smith, editress and proprietress of the Marble Times, who was deported from Marble by order of a mass meeting of citizens some few weeks ago, is now in Gunnison and has instituted a suit against the town of Marble, the Yule Marble company and the railroad company, asking for damages in the sum of one million dollars. Mrs. Smith has declared her intention of returning to Marble and to continue the publication of her paper, and to that end she asked the protection of the sheriff of Gunnison county in which county Marble is situated. She states further that if the sheriff’s office is not big enough to protect and ensure her personal residence in Marble, she will demand that state troops be sent to Marble to guard her rights as a citizen of Colorado.” This image shows Marble in the early 1900s.

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