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Page 12- Thursday, March 18, 1999 "WHERE THE KID GOT HIS NAME" The Sundance of Early Some ninety=nine years ago, Jake He and Marie were married in Min- Hauber came west and established the homeslte shown in this pic- ture. His 160-acre homestead was west of Hulett. The homestead cabin, leR background, and the cellar house, right foreground. show dearly;, his son, Louis Hauber, who brought this picture, said there was a spring, front leR. and a smokehouse in the right back- ground, that no longer showed when thls picture, ofunlmown date. was taken. The Haubers, llke many pioneers, tried to place their home- ,site near a good source of water (as we still do, in this country], and from all appearances soon con- structed improvements which made them self-sufficient. Jake had traveled quite a dis- tance from his birthplace: he was born in Germany, and came to America with his parents and grandparents in the late 1880s. He came to Wyoming in 1900, tiled his claim, and went back East. neapolis in December of 1900. Marie had also been born in Ger- many. Jake had no family in Wyo- ming at that time, although other family members came later. The couple traveled by train to the end of the raflroad--Louls wasn't sure whether that was at Sturgis or Rapld City--and then came on to the homestead. Jake drove their herd of cows, and Marie drove the wagon wlth all their worldly pos- sessions, which included a flock of chickens. Louis said his father paid for the cows with twenty-dollar gold pieces. The Hauber's cattle carried the Triangle-4 brand for 54 years. The Haubers had four sons, Edwin, Leslie, Julius, and Louis, and one daughter, Alice (Roberts). The original homestead is pres- ently owned by Edwin's daughter and husband, Evelyr~ and Dlckle Conzelman. Louis now lives in Sundancc. Weston County Fairgrounds Newcastle, WY March 20 - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. March 21 - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For Information Call B07-748-4769 News Sundance By Elaine Clark Glen and Kathy Osborn and sons. Aaron and Jeremy, ofMadlson, SD arrived on Thursday evening to spend a few days visiting and help- ing with necessary chores at the home of Linda Church. On Satur- day David and Hyusoon Church and sons. Andrew and Levi, of Lead. SD joined the family for a weekend of visiting and helping with house- hold chores. They all returned to their homes on Sunday afternoon. Paul Myers was transferred to Crook County Nursing Home from Rapid City Regional Hospital on Monday. June Evans who was been staying with her mother, Leora, returned to her residence and place of employment in Gillette on Sun- day. Ervie and Lydia Hogan and Sammy Hogan drove to Spearfish on Saturday where they did some shopping and enjoyed dinner. On Sunday the Hogans enjoyed break- fast at the Log Cabin. Sunday evening they attended church at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church. Beverly Peterson was an over- night guest at the home of Chester and Evelyn HeJde. They attended a concert in Belle Fourche on Friday evening. On Sunday Evelyn Ed- wards and Beverly Peterson drove to GtUette where they visited wlth Dallas Peterson. A delicious meal was served at St. Paul's Catholic Church on Sun- day. I t was their annual St. Patrick's Day dinner, Easter Egg Hunt The Sundance Kiwanis Club will sponsor the annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 3, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Crook County office building. Children under five years old will have their own area to search for eggs and goodies while kids 6 through 12 will have an- other area. Kids need to eat lots of carrots so they can see the eggs and candy that will be hidden on the grounds. They'll also need a big basket or bag to carry off all the booty~ There will also be special eggs and stir- prises. So bring the kids and have some funl Lucretia Marchbanks- Crook County Pioneer By: Jennifer McGuire Crook County Museum & Art Gallery One of the best remembered names In the annals of Black Hills history is Lucretia Marchbanks, better known as Aunt Lou, who added much to the history of this area in the many roles she filled. Lucretia was bom a slave on a plantation in Tennessee in 1832. As a young women, Lucretia learned housekeeping skills and culinary arts, which would one day be put to use when she arrived in the Black Hills. She went west the first time with her master's daughter to Califor- nia. She lived and traveled in that state for a time before returning to the south. As a free woman, Lucretia wanted to set out for the west again and heard about the gold that was discovered in the Black Hills. She arrived in Deadwood in June, 1876 and found employment im- mediately in a frontier hotel, Lucretia soon earned a reputation as being an industrious worker and was offered a better position at the Golden Gate Hotel. Next, she leR Deadwood and be- came the manager of the DeSmet Mine Hotel for a sum of $40 per month. Lucretia's last employer was a man named Harry. Gregg, whom she worked for until 1833 when she decided to go into busi- ness for herself. She decided to open her own boarding house, which was called the Rustic Hotel and was located at the mouth of Sawplt Gulch. By the time she started her own business, Lucretia was known throughout the Black Hills asAunt LOu. She was also said to be the finest cook in the region. In addi- tion to her culinary skills, she was known as a skillful nurse, who helped those who had mountain fever and sometimes took on the role of midwife. Lucretia retired from the Rustic Hotel in 1885 and used her earn- ings to purchase a ranch from A.C, Settle in Crook County. The ranch was located at Rockyford, which was between Sundance and Beu- lah. On the ranch she raised cattle and horses until she died in 1911 and was buried in the Beulah cem- etery. Sources: Pioneers of Crook County. American Legion Auxiliary Unit 45 met Monday, March 8 at the home of Donna Allen. Seven mem- bers and two candidates for Girls State were present. Ruth Mackey and Mikkelina Swenson were interviewed and chosen as delegates to Girls State which will be held in June at Pow- ell. Twenty items were collected for the food bank. The group is sponsoring a Mon- etary raffle to raise funds for Girls State expenses. The drawing is to be held May 3. The next meeting will be April 5, 7:00 p.m. in the Library Meeting room. Sundance Citizens Fri., March 10 Cook's choice. 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