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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! —————————————————————————————————————————————————-


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 all don’t forget the date. This is no ordinary affair.


Miss Adele Whatley and Gordon J. Brooks were made husband and wife at the home of Rev. W.W. Giberson. Only the necessary witnesses were present. The sincere well wishes of the entire community is extended to the young people. They will be at home in their bungalow on Main Street which was recently completed by Mr. Brooks.


Joe Childers of the Ida Bell, near Montezuma, has spent most of the week in Breckenridge, stating that the recent heavy snow falls have interfered with his work at the mine. Two cars of ore are ready for shipping but are so snowed in that it is probable they will not reach Denver before spring.


An amendment to the state law which would permit women to serve as jurors in bootlegging cases has been suggested as a remedy for the conditions which resulted in Judge Ira C. Rothgerber having been forced to dismiss a jury in a trial in which violation of the prohibited law was alleged.


One was killed in the fire which destroyed the Inter-Ocean hotel at Cheyenne.

Learn about life in historic Breckenridge by joining a guided walking, saloon, haunted tour or hike – something for everyone! Visit our Guided Tours page or call 970-453-9767 x2 for more info and reservations.