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This week in Aspen history

The image above shows a group of boys running down Mill Street, circa 1910.
Aspen Historical Society/Courtesy photo

“Now is the time to call it off,” proclaimed the Aspen Democrat-Times on March 16, 1910. “That spring is here is evidenced by the fact that the kids are playing “miggies” on the sidewalks and the older kids playing ball on the streets. Both these amusements are seemingly harmless but this office has two wooden windows as a result of the latter and $180 worth of plate glass living in the back room all broken to smithereens and not worth a dollar. Such experiences from permitting young fellows to play ball on the street is enough to cause us to make a kick at this time. The city authorities should at once stop ball playing on the streets, especially in the vicinity of large glass windows. If the city doesn’t do it and another of our windows is broken the city will be asked to replace it. So there you have it gentlemen! Patience ceases to be a virtue when one has to put up with broken windows, especially is this so in a print shop. Stop it at once.”

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