Looking back

Marlys Good
Lost mail found 100 miles downriver

100 years ago

Oct. 12, 1923

The somewhat demoralized business conditions throughout Wyoming caused by the heavy rain storms two weeks ago are gradually getting back to normal, and the businesses and railroads most affected have succeeded in getting some sense of normalcy.

Mail from the wrecked train Number 30 at Coal Creek has arrived in Cheyenne. A package of letters, wrapped and tied with the original string, was found Thursday on the banks of the river at Wendover by employees of the railroad eating house there. It had floated approximately 100 miles. Although covered by mud and sand, the letters were intact, except for the missing stamps. The writing was still legible. J.L. Cruckshank, chief clerk of the railroad mail service here, said all letters would be returned to the senders.

90 years ago

Oct. 12, 1933

Miss Ellen Hullinger became the bride of Mr. Dennis Cusack, and Miss Ellen Cusack became the bride of Mr. Gordon Smith in a double wedding in Red Lodge, Mont. Monday. All four of the young people are well known in Greybull where they will make their home. Dennis and Ellen Cusack are the son and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Cusack, one of the pioneers of Greybull. The former Miss Hullinger is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dee Hullinger and Mr. Smith is the son of Mr. and Mrs. A.A. Smith.

80 years ago

Oct. 14, 1943

On June 24, 1942, Mr. and Mrs. Hankins received word that their son, Howard Hankins, was missing in action. Since that time they had received no further word until last June when they got a cablegram telling them that their son, Howard, was a prisoner of war of the Japanese and was interred in Japanese Camp No. 2 in the Philippines. They received a card from their son, a regulation printed card with the Imperial Japanese Army, sending this message: “Well, not under treatment.”

After drawing first pay dirt in a dazzling aerial attack that baffled the Powell squad for a time, the Greybull Buffs later in the game bowed to the stronger Powellites and took the short end of a 33-13 game Friday.

70 years ago

Oct. 12, 1953

Greybull’s Future Farmers of America chapter was named a “silver medal” at the national FFA convention just completed in Kansas City, Mo., according to Hillman Snell, advisor, and Elwood Judy, co-advisor.

Twenty-two members of the VFW Auxiliary had their blood typed by Dr. A.S. Rogers Thursday evening to take part in the walking blood bank in Greybull.

60 years ago

Oct. 10, 1963

Twenty-four tons of truck were too much for the old wooden Horse Creek bridge over Shell Creek. The bridge collapsed with a 24-ton Halliburton in the middle of it. Load limit on the bridge was not listed on Shell Creek.