Gone to the Mountains

When northwest Missouri heated up, some in Skidmore were fortunate enough to be able to head for the hills.  From the July 28, 1899 Skidmore Standard:

Gone to the Mountains

Yesterday morning a party composed of Mr. Wesley Clark and wife, their daughter, Mrs. Ed Bender and son, Clark, of Elmo, started to the mountains in Colorado, where, surrounded by wild, picturesque scenery and fanned by the cooling mountain breezes, they expect to rest and enjoy life during the remainder of the heated season while their neighbors here in northwest Missouri are roasting under a hundred in the shade.

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