Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Fountain Burns!

That and other assorted newspaper clippings gleaned from the Colorado Springs papers:

Colorado Springs Gazette November 10, 1878
Baled Hay. Upland Blue-Joint Hay
Constantly on Hand at OS Loomis’ Hay Yard, Fountain.

Colorado Springs April 5 1881
Trustee’s Sale
Whereas JS Sage of El Paso County by his certain deed of trust, dated Nov 28 1879 and recorded in book 29 page 122? of El Paso county records, to secure payment of his two promissory notes for $50 dollars, payable in 90 days, the other for $150, payment in one year from date to M. Wiley or order, did convey to Robert Douglass as trustee all those premises herein described. Whereas the notes are in default, sale to the highest bidder for cash will occur on May 3, 1881, to wit: Beginning at the section line between sections 5 and 6, T16S R65W, where the north side of Iowa Avenue crosses said section line running 18 6-10 rods, thence east 142 feet, thence south 18 6-10 rods, thence west 142 feet to place of beginning. Also a piece of land described as follows, to wit: Beginning at the NE corner of JS Sage’s House lot in Fountain, running west with is line 142 feet, thence north 306[?] feet, thence east 142 feet, thence south 306 feet to place of beginning.
Colorado Springs Weekly Gazette Saturday March 22 1890        
Real Estate Transfers: Fountain
Henry Link to Alvan A McGovney, lt 4 blk 4, Hutchin’s Add. $575
Frank Triplett et al to Frank A Kibler, lt 35 blk 23, Fountain Heights $75

Colorado Springs Weekly Gazette March 8 1901
Entire Business Part of Town Threatened
Thompson & Eichel’s Hardware Store was Burned, A Residence and Barn Also Destroyed.
Fountain, March 7. For a while this after noon, it looked as if the entire business portion of Fountain would go up in flames. At 2 o’clock fire broke out in a shed in the rear of the hardware store of Thompson & Eichel. A brisk wind was blowing at the time and in a short time the hardware store and blacksmith shop and all their contents were consumed. The residence of Mr. Thompson, on the lot adjoining, also burned, most of the furniture being removed. The flames crossed the alley and burned the barn belonging to the residence occupied by Dr. Keys.  By good work the residence was saved.  The total loss is estimated at about $3000, with an insurance of $1700.

Colorado Springs Weekly Gazette March 20 1901
Fountain has again settled down to a quiet life since the fire.  It is reported that Henry Link is going to build a large hardware store here in the near future.
The Woodmen gave a dance Saturday evening at the hall in honor of St. Patrick.

Colorado Springs Weekly Gazette July 3 1901
Prof. Campbell returned home after a six weeks visit through Oklahoma.
Henry Link shipped a fine carload of fat cattle to Colorado City.
CC Childs is spending a short vacation in eastern Kansas, visiting relatives.
Dow Vandenburg from Cripple Creek is visiting his mother in this city.
Everybody is cordially invited to spend their Fourth with us in Fountain. The celebration will wind up with a grand ball at the Herald Hall.
A two-story building block will be erected on the corner of Main Street and Missouri Avenue in the near future. The city needs more residences.
John Valthoen has spent eight months at the Link for his health. He will return soon from his old home in Kansas and make his home in Fountain.
Mr. Straw has sold his place on East Missouri Avenue to a Mrs. Stearns from Anaconda for $1000. Stearns will start a poultry ranch.
The Herald ice cream parlor is quite an attraction on Saturday and Sunday for the young people.
Reuben Sherwood who has been with the Fountain Trading company, will spend his Fourth in Littleton.

Colorado Springs Weekly Gazette February 6 1901
The grippe is somewhat abating in this city and valley.
The many friends of Manda Cell will be glad to know that she is able to be up and around again.
Santa Fe agent Mr. Evans has moved his family into the depot.
The outlook for oil at the oil fiends south of the city is encouraging. They are down about 2100 feet.
Judge EA Smith is on the sick list.
Miss Bessie Garberick, who died from the effects of an operation for appendicitis at the Sisters hospital in Cripple Creek, was buried in Fountain cemetery on last Monday. [Bessie was born in Kansas in December 1884 to John and Lulu Garberick.]

Colorado Springs Weekly Gazette Sep 2 1901 p 12
Mrs. J. M. Murser, the lady who was burned to death Sunday, was buried in Fountain cemetery Monday afternoon. Rev. Mr. Emerson had charge of the funeral rites.

Colorado Springs Weekly Gazette October 31 1901
The bank is Open. The Fountain Valley bank opened for business last Wednesday.  The first depositor was Mr. Henry Link who laid down two thousand dollars in front of the cashier. …

Colorado Springs Weekly Gazette April 16 1903
HENRY LINK IS MENTIONED for MAYOR of new town of Fountain
The election at Fountain for the selection of town officers will be held Tuesday May 5. It is conceded by those who are taking the greatest interest in the matter that the first mayor of the town will be Henry Link. Link is proprietor of the Link Hotel and is one of the oldest residents.  Among those who have been active in incorporation are George Phillips, WG Riddock, JC Quick, OL Rock, CC Child, and John Musnat.

Colorado Springs Gazette Apr 4 1905
Henry Link, Town clerk of Fountain, was represented in a communication in which the city of Colorado Springs was asked to donate to the town chairs and desks formerly used in the old council chamber.  It was explained that finances in Fountain were not in a very flourishing condition.

Colorado Springs Gazette Feb 2 1910
Condition Mrs. Elizabeth Link said to be Critical – Boy is injured in Runaway
William Link son of Henry Link proprietor of the hotel of that name, at Fountain was severely injured several days ago in a runaway near his home. He sustained sever injuries to his head and shoulders and is still confines to his home. His mother Elizabeth Link was taken to St. Francis hospital yesterday morning seriously ill. Her condition was said to be critical last night.

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