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23 March

This Week in History… 100 Years Ago, the week of March 31, 1917

NAVY OFFICER MAKES APPEAL FOR MEN

The navy department states that eight hundred men are required from the states of Colroado and Wyoming immediately to fill the navy’s emergency complement. They must be enlisted by April 20. You are requested to take this matter up at a mass meeting, appealing to all local American citizens to stimulate recruiting for the navy and urge every young man between the ages of 17 and 30. Navy men are being placed on gun…

23 March

This Week in History… 100 Years ago, the week of March 17, 1917

NEW RECORDS AMONG MINES OF DISTRICT

The prospects for much development and other activity among the mines of the Breckenridge district for the coming season are excellent. A number of former producing properties have had sufficient new work done on them to warrant the belief that they will soon be shipping propositions. New companies are being formed to take over some of the old smelting ore producers under lease and bond. At least one new dredging company will be in…

28 February

This Week in History…100 years ago, the week of March 3, 1917

Monday – FRICO MAN MAKES LONG TRIP ON SKIS

Peter Prestrud, the Frisco ranchman and expert Norwegian ski rider, rode his skis all the way from Frisco to Sulphur Springs to attend the carnival recently held there. He was well pleased with the event and won second place in the five mile cross country ski run, making it in 37 minutes and 55 seconds. He declares that he will be a prominent participant in the ski sports next year.

Tuesday – MINING…

19 January

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

Monday

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.

Tuesday

Breckenridge County Commissioners…

19 January

This week in history…100 years ago, the week of January 9-13, 1917

Monday

James McGee, 70 years old, a resident of Breckenridge for 45 years, died Thursday morning at the hospital of diabetes.  He was buried in Valley Brook with his wife who was laid to rest eight years ago.

Tuesday

After taking the measurements of the height of women in France, England and American, a London doctor announces the English woman is the tallest and the American comes next.

Wednesday

A man named George Barber died in a Pagosa Springs hotel…

29 December

This Week in History…100 years ago…the week of December 26 – 30, 1916

As reported by the “Summit County Journal” 100 years ago and brought to you by the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance today! —————————————————————————————————————————————————-

Monday

Superintendent Griffith of the Pioneer Continental Company gasped with astonishment last Sunday when in the process of cleanin (sic) out one of the batteries at the mill, a great mass of gold nuggets was revealed. There were three pounds of them and they varied in value from $3 to $10 each.

Tuesday

George W. Ryan and George Wilson,…

22 December

This Week in History…100 Years Ago…the week of December 19 – 23, 1916

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Monday

The Pioneer Hook and Ladder Company will give its thirty-fifth annual grand ball Monday evening, January 1.  That patrons will have a good time there is no doubt whatever. You know you will have a good time if you go and you know that you will go. If you get the chance – and you certainly will. Above…

29 November

This Week in History…100 Years Ago, the Week of November 21 – November 25, 1916

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Monday

In many parts of the country, sentiment is making itself felt for a federal amendment abolishing the Electoral College and establishing the direct popular election of the president and vice president. Just as was done in the case of the senators a few years ago.

Tuesday

Theodore Knorr returned from Denver Tuesday, where he accompanied Mrs. Knorr who…

15 November

This Week in History….100 years ago, the week of November 11 – November 15, 1916

As reported by the “Summit County Journal” 100 years ago and brought to you by the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance today! —————————————————————————————————————————————————-

Monday

In digging a ditch from French Gulch with which to supply the new Wellington boarding house with water, workmen stuck their picks into a new vein which apparently carries good values in zinc and lead – so good that the company immediately set men at work to make a thorough investigation of the grass root find.

Tuesday

Miss…

01 November

This Week in History: the week of October 31 – November 4, 1916

As reported by the “Summit County Journal” 100 years ago and brought to you by the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance today! —————————————————————————————————————————————————-

Monday

Arrangements have finally been made for placing Norah Marcott, a Summit County insane patient, in the state insane asylum. For some time the unfortunate woman has been confined in a sanitarium at Pueblo on account of the crowded conditions, necessitating an expense of $40 a month for the county, which is now eliminated.

Tuesday

All electrical power connections…