1923: Weddings, highways and mining | AspenTimes.com

1923: Weddings, highways and mining

In celebrating the 125th anniversary of The Aspen Times, we are printing a story or two from each year the newspaper has existed – 125 historical selections in 125 days. This series is in conjunction with the Aspen Historical Society.Dustin-McCabeA quiet wedding was solemnized on Saturday afternoon, June 3, at the George Hughes residence, Gunnison, when Mr. Roy McCabe and Miss Virginia Dustin were united in marriage. Rev. Wm. I. Jones, of the Community church, officiated.Only immediate relatives of the bride and groom were present. After the ceremony a delicious wedding dinner was served.The bride is a daughter of Mr. Charles Dustin of this city, born and reared in Aspen. She is a charming and talented young lady, a graduate of Western State College and since her graduation has taught successfully for the past five years, two of which have been in the Hillside school on lower Gunnison.Mr. McCabe is a successful rancher of South Beaver, Gunnison county, and well known.The newlyweds will make their home in Gunnison.The many friends of the bride in Aspen will wish for her and her husband unlimited happiness and prosperity. (June 14, 1923)Call for Highway BidsEngineer Fred C. Hill of the State Highway Commission, who arrived here last night, informs us that a notice for bids for construction work on the Independence Pass highway will appear in today’s Denver Post.A call for bids for the work will also appear in this paper next week. This means that the controversy over the width of the road has been settled amicably, and that dirt will soon be flying on this side of the pass with prospects of final completion of the road this summer. (June 23, 1923)Aspen Mining Men in the NorthwestFred R. Leaver and Oscar McKinnon left today for Croville, Washington, where they will examine and report on what is said to be a very rich gold mine that has not been worked for seventeen years, when it produced, it is said, a quarter of a million dollars in a very short time.At that time the owner installed a small stamp mill and things were booming while the mine was worked. The story goes that the owner, not being a mining man, soon tired of the novelty and closed down and the property has laid idle ever since.A bunch of Aspen mining men have organized a company to explore this property in Washington, and if reports prove true and the mine shows good, will work the same to the limit, taking a lease and bond.The bunch could get no better men than Leaver and McKinnon to dig out the facts.Let us hope the old story proves true. (June 23, 1923)

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