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23 March

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


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 operation with a powerful modern dredge boat in the Blue River bed with a possibility of another before the year closes.


A gang of men have been put to work on the R & D placer clearing out the willows and brush for the 200x200x14 pit which will shortly be excavated for the new modern dredge which the Yula Dredge Construction company of California has contracted to build for Denver and other capitalists whom Mark G. Evans has interested in the project. The two miles of old river bed, said to average 600 feet in width, are undoubtedly very rich. The erosion of the gold bearing stratum of quartzite on Iowa Hill, now covered by the Quartz Mountain Summit group of lodes and the Banner Placer, during the glacial period undoubtedly added a large quantity of coarse nugget gold to the silver gold now found in the B & L placer generally known as the Lambling placer.


Mr. and Mrs. George Quessey were defendants in an assault case heard before Justice Blair Friday evening. M.W. Mitchell, the defendant, charged that he had been attacked by the Quesseys in front of his home on Upper Main Street. Dick Rocket, a brother of Mrs. Quessey was said to have been concerned in the case but could not be found yesterday. The Quesseys and Mitchells live upon adjoining premises and the assault is said to have followed disputes arising over neighborhood matters.


Monday morning at 11 o’clock, at the home of the bride’s mother, Mrs. William Sauers, Miss Agnes Goldie and Benjamin Sharp were united in marriage. The ceremony was performed by Rev. W.W. Giberson in the presence of relatives and immediate friends. The bride is a well-known Breckenridge young lady and the bridegroom is an employee of the Wellington. The young couple will make their home in Breckenridge and best wishes for their success and happiness is extended by the community.


In a Paris boarding house kept by nuns now lives the peasant girl who has stirred the imagination of the French by her declaration that, like Joan of Arc, she has seen visions and heard voices commanding her to rise up and guide the soldiers of France to victory and the deliverance of her country. She is mademoiselle Perchaud, 20 years of age, daughter of a farmer of the department of La Vendes.