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19 January
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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 in November 1900 under strange circumstances. Myrtle A. Wright and W.P. Neff, who brought him to this city, were arrested and charged with administering poison to him. A Sioux City, Iowa, life insurance company is said to have lost heavily by Barber’s death.

Thursday

The Colorado State Board of Immigration, has through the Colorado Editorial Association, offered a reward of $10 for the best state slogan. The contest is open to all. So dear reader, think up a good slogan and send it to Alva A. Swain.

Friday

Colorado was second in the production of gold in 1916, her mines yielding ore worth $19,099,100. ($360,122,960 in 2017!)

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.