Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Newspaper Man

Took a few days off, then started in on more research for my book because a few
things bothered me. That thing was, The Broadmoor was put into receivership in 1932 and bought by my dad's foundation, wellll El Pomar Foundation was established in 1936 (it used to be called El Pomar Investment
Co.) but none the less dates don't match. Soooo, I found an interesting thing!
that thing is:

My dad used to own the Colorado Springs Gazette Newspaper, he bought it in
1923, his partners were C.C. Hamlin and C.L. Tutt Jr.. Hamlin was the publisher and ran everything. He passed away in 1940 and El Pomar got all his stuff (they gave his house to Colorado College). This left C.L. Tutt and my dad the owner of the Gazette. By this time ALL of my dad's businesses (and there were A LOT of them) were in the El Pomar Foundation.

Now, Hamlin had a stroke in 1939 so he was not running the newspaper at that time. I know my dad wasn't running it, so that leaves one person and his family running the newspaper. That's right, the Tutt's and isn't that just weird, that this is the time the fake obit of my dad is printed! (Makes me wonder how long they had been planning on murdering him.)

My dad and C.L. Tutt Jr. sold the newspaper in 1946 to the Hoiles family. So, I thought it was a
great gem that I found (by accident, which most of my gems are) that my dad was a newspaper owner. The picture is my dad. Now, back to my manuscript.


Beth Niquette said...

WOW! What a wonderful thing to have discovered. Reading this, one realizes the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. You are a wonderful researcher, not to mention a gifted writer.

Looking to the Stars said...

Beth, thanks for the positive input. Doing this book on my dad has been really hard for me. I prefer to do stories about elfs, fairies and wizards, fiction is my first love. With a real person all the true facts have to be written right. At least for me they do, a couple of people have written books on my dad and they are so full of poop that it makes me sick. Oh, well. thanks again for the post :)

Beth Niquette said...

Hello there! We have SO much in common--as I love fairies, wizards and the like. Fiction has always been my first love, too. It's kind of silly for a woman of my age, but I actually have a pretty good collection of old fairytale books! (grin)

How fascinating that your Father is someone people write about. I am glad you are writing a book about him from YOUR perspective. There is nothing so beautiful as the love of a daughter for her father, and vice versa. The outside world often doesn't perceive that a person can be different in private. What you are doing is difficult. You're in my thoughts today.

I wanted to give you a friendship blog award I created for those who have been an encouragement to me and my family.

You can pick it up at http://bethlniquetteart.blogspot.com/2009/04/blogger-friendship-badge.html

Have a wonderful day!

Lydia said...

It seems the deeper you dig the richer the material is for your book. I'm glad you're doing this in memory of your dad, who was, by the way, a most handsome and distinguished gentleman in this photo!

Looking to the Stars said...

Beth, thank you for all the postive feedback and for the badge! I thought we had a lot in common too when I saw your artwork. We are young at heart and we see the world through our heart. :)

Lydia, thank you I always thought my dad was a handsome guy too! :)