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Can You Guess the Year? 4-25-11

Article and artwork by Dorothy Miller Lochbuie, Colo.

George Turner began building a miniature town in the mountains for his daughter.

Mata Hari, a Dutch dancer was arrested for spying. Although she might have been innocent, Mata Hara was executed by firing squad in France for espionage for Germany.

The Original Dixieland Jass Band recorded their first commercial record, with the tunes “Livery Stable Blues” and “Dixie Jazz Band One Step.”

An ammunition factory explosion in Chester, PA killed 133.

Over 300 acres were destroyed in the Great Atlanta fire.

A tornado struck Mattoon, Ill., killing 101 people.

The 2 millionth Ford Model T rolled off the line.

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A labor dispute started a race riot in East St. Louis, Ill., which left 250 dead.

Lenin escaped to Finland; Trotsky was arrested.

The Green Corn Rebellion, an uprising by several hundred farmers against the draft, took place in Oklahoma.

Squadron Commander E.H. Dunning landed his aircraft on the ship HMS Furious He was killed five days later during another landing on the ship.

The Great Thessaloniki Fire in Greece destroyed 32 percent of the city, leaving 70,000 individuals homeless.

The Balfour Declaration proclaimed British support for the “establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people” stating “nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities.”

A “Night of Terror” resulted in injury to several United States suffragettes.

Technicolor System 1, a two-color process, was introduced. The first film to use it was “The Gulf Between.”

Films this year were: “The Man Without a Country, a Charlie Chaplin short,” “The Bad Boy,” “Bucking Broadway,” “The Butcher Boy, a ‘Fatty’ Arbuckle, Buster Keaton short,” “Camille,” “Cleopatra,” “Coney Island,” and “The Little American,” starring Mary Pickford.

Eddie Cantor made his first recordings.

Popular music this year was “The Bells of St. Mary’s” “The Darktown Strutters’ Ball” “For Me And My Gal” “Hail! Hail! The Gang’s All Here,” “I’m Always Chasing Rainbows” “Lily of The Valley” “Mad’moiselle From Armentieres” and “Over There.”

The United States Supreme Court upheld the eight-hour workday for railroads.

The Chicago White Sox defeated the New York Giants to win the World Series.

George Turner, owner of Turner Moving and Storage and a friend of Buffalo Bill Cody, began building a miniature town on the site of the Denver-Leadville stagecoach stop for his daughter. Turnerville was a popular attraction, but it was damaged by floods from Turkey Creek. Later it was opened to the public and is now known as Tiny Town.

Mount Harris, in the mountains close to Steamboat Springs was a busy mining town. The community was settled when brothers, George and Byron Harris opened the first mine at the mouth of Bear River Canyon. The town became the center for three mining camps: Victor American Fuel Co., Pinnacle-Kemmer Co., and Bear River. Mount Harris was a company town with a general store, post office, drug store, barbershop and pool hall. Later Mount Harris had a two story outdoor bandstand.

Can you guess this year?

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Do you know what year these events happened? If you do, send your answer to the Fence Post Guess the Year Contest, P.O. Box 1690, Greeley, Colo., 80632.

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The answer to last month’s Guess the Year Quiz was 1999. Congratulations to Erv Harmon of Woodland Park, Colo., for being selected our prize winner. You can expect to receive $10 by the 20th of next month.

Mata Hari, a Dutch dancer was arrested for spying. Although she might have been innocent, Mata Hara was executed by firing squad in France for espionage for Germany.

The Original Dixieland Jass Band recorded their first commercial record, with the tunes “Livery Stable Blues” and “Dixie Jazz Band One Step.”

An ammunition factory explosion in Chester, PA killed 133.

Over 300 acres were destroyed in the Great Atlanta fire.

A tornado struck Mattoon, Ill., killing 101 people.

The 2 millionth Ford Model T rolled off the line.

A labor dispute started a race riot in East St. Louis, Ill., which left 250 dead.

Lenin escaped to Finland; Trotsky was arrested.

The Green Corn Rebellion, an uprising by several hundred farmers against the draft, took place in Oklahoma.

Squadron Commander E.H. Dunning landed his aircraft on the ship HMS Furious He was killed five days later during another landing on the ship.

The Great Thessaloniki Fire in Greece destroyed 32 percent of the city, leaving 70,000 individuals homeless.

The Balfour Declaration proclaimed British support for the “establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people” stating “nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities.”

A “Night of Terror” resulted in injury to several United States suffragettes.

Technicolor System 1, a two-color process, was introduced. The first film to use it was “The Gulf Between.”

Films this year were: “The Man Without a Country, a Charlie Chaplin short,” “The Bad Boy,” “Bucking Broadway,” “The Butcher Boy, a ‘Fatty’ Arbuckle, Buster Keaton short,” “Camille,” “Cleopatra,” “Coney Island,” and “The Little American,” starring Mary Pickford.

Eddie Cantor made his first recordings.

Popular music this year was “The Bells of St. Mary’s” “The Darktown Strutters’ Ball” “For Me And My Gal” “Hail! Hail! The Gang’s All Here,” “I’m Always Chasing Rainbows” “Lily of The Valley” “Mad’moiselle From Armentieres” and “Over There.”

The United States Supreme Court upheld the eight-hour workday for railroads.

The Chicago White Sox defeated the New York Giants to win the World Series.

George Turner, owner of Turner Moving and Storage and a friend of Buffalo Bill Cody, began building a miniature town on the site of the Denver-Leadville stagecoach stop for his daughter. Turnerville was a popular attraction, but it was damaged by floods from Turkey Creek. Later it was opened to the public and is now known as Tiny Town.

Mount Harris, in the mountains close to Steamboat Springs was a busy mining town. The community was settled when brothers, George and Byron Harris opened the first mine at the mouth of Bear River Canyon. The town became the center for three mining camps: Victor American Fuel Co., Pinnacle-Kemmer Co., and Bear River. Mount Harris was a company town with a general store, post office, drug store, barbershop and pool hall. Later Mount Harris had a two story outdoor bandstand.

Can you guess this year?

***

Do you know what year these events happened? If you do, send your answer to the Fence Post Guess the Year Contest, P.O. Box 1690, Greeley, Colo., 80632.

***

The answer to last month’s Guess the Year Quiz was 1999. Congratulations to Erv Harmon of Woodland Park, Colo., for being selected our prize winner. You can expect to receive $10 by the 20th of next month.