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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

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

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

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

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…

20 October

This Week in History — October 17 – 21, 1916

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

Monday

Divorced, required to pay $25 a month alimony and enjoined from visiting his wife and children, are the terms imposed against John F. Everman of Denver.

Tuesday

Five boys ranging in age from 10 to 16 years were convicted in County Court of the theft of two automobiles, one of which three of their number returned to its…

11 October

This Week in History — October 10 – 14, 1916

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

Monday

Sam Ruth, for many years a resident of Summit County, and for the last six years engaged in ranching three miles below Dillon, has moved his family to Waterville, Maine. Mr. Ruth sold his 230-acre ranch to John Valner and, accompanied by his wife and two children, will take up permanent residence in the Maine town.

Tuesday

The Roth-Jessie mine…

03 October

This Week in History — October 3 – 7, 1916

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

Monday

Jerry Reardon, aged 21, was drowned at the dredge of the French Gulch Dredging company when he fell into the well-way. How the accident happened is not known, none of his fellow workmen having seen him fall. Reardon had only returned to work about ten days before his death, having been off duty for several weeks because of…