This week in Summit County history: ‘Leslie Westerman still seeking a place in army’ – Colorado News

This week in Summit County history: ‘Leslie Westerman still seeking a place in army’ – Colorado News

This week in history as reported by the Summit County Journal 100 years ago, the week of Sept. 18-22.

Leslie Westerman the only son of Col and Mrs. C.L. Westerman, having lived in an atmosphere of intense patriotism all his life, has made not less than seven different attempts to enter the army and “do his bit” at the battle front. But up to the present time he has always been rejected because of the fact that he has several times been operated on for varicose veins in one of his legs. The results of the seventh effort have not yet been learned, as it was only begun yesterday, when he left Denver for Fort Riley in hopes of being given a place in the quartermaster’s department. He is willing to surrender a lucrative position he has for some time occupied in the Brown Palace Hotel.

Roby meets a considerate holdup

While Carl Roby, member of the Mesa County draft contingent, was escorting a lady home last evening, he was held up at the point of two guns and robbed. After taking all of his money, one of the robbers was overcome by remorse and handed Roby back a dollar with the remark: “You may need it.”

Dredge No. 1 again forging ahead

The Number One dredge of the Tonopah Placers company is again working now on the east side of the Colorado & Southern railway track. The temporary track around the boat has been abandoned and the rails laid over the former right-of-way, so the trains are now traveling over the old route. The new wagon road has less completed for travel by the Tonopah company. This dredge will now work up the Blue River valley on the east side of the railroad grade and the new Yuba dredge, now being built, will complete the duty of tearing up the…

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