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19 January

This Week in History…100 years ago, the week of January 20-24, 1917


Adolph Francis Winslow, 28 years of age, was killed Sunday morning in the main shaft of the Wellington Mine, when caving rock crushed him to death as he worked in a “pocket” which he was cutting back of the shaft timbers. Fellow workmen strived for a rescue in all possible haste, but the ground came in around him, crushing out his life before sliding earth could be checked or an outlet made for its victim.


Breckenridge County Commissioners…