Part 9, Note 34

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Colorado County Election Records, Book 1874-1884; Colorado Citizen, March 29, 1877, June 20, 1878, November 21, 1878. The election of 1878 brought three former or future governors to Columbus. On October 25, former governor Francis Richard Lubbock, who was campaigning for state treasurer, spoke at the courthouse. The next day, Oran Milo Roberts, who would win his race for governor in just over a week, addressed a crowd for more than two hours. On October 29, former governor Edmund Jackson Davis defended his administration and Republicanism in general for nearly three hours (see Colorado Citizen, October 31, 1878).