From the archives: Fourth of July parade
On June 30, 1893, the Aspen Daily Times promoted the upcoming Fourth of July parade, noting that “the parade which will march through the streets at 11 o’clock on the Fourth of July is going to be a record breaker. Following is the line of march: Parade will form on the corner of Mill and Hyman. It will march south on Mill to Cooper, east on Cooper to Hunter, North on Hunter to Hopkins, west on Hopkins to Galena, south on Galena to Hyman, west on Hyman to Second, north on Second to Main, east on Main to Mill, south on Mill to Hyman, where the parade will be dismissed. Among the other attractions will be the city and county officials in carriages, the fine trotters, the cowboys under the command of J.M. Williams, burros in charge of George Manley, the Aspen Fire Department and many other interesting and pleasing features. The committee requests residents along the line of march as given above to sprinkle the streets in front of their homes thoroughly before the parade and save themselves and the paraders much dust and trouble.”
Next up for Oyer is taking over the kitchen at the refreshed on mountain fine dining establishment Alpin Room on Snowmass, which is set to reopen on Tuesday, December 12.