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


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.


Miss Florence Tressler and William Myres were married last Sunday evening at the home of the bride’s parents at 9:00. The ceremony was performed by Rev W.W. Giberson. The ceremony was a simple but impressive one. At the conclusion of their bridal trip, they will return to Breckenridge where they will make their home.


A transfer of real estate took place here a few days ago that calls for more than passing notice. Beautiful Cataract Lake, containing 55 acres of water, with its 400 acres of patented land surrounding, was sold to OK Gaymon. The price of $15,000 is quite modest considering it has potential for the future site of power plants and a variety of attractions.


The Blue River Hose Company will give it annual ball Thanksgiving evening. This is an annual event in Breckenridge that is certain to attract a large crowd and is being fondly anticipated by all who have been guests of the Blues on former occasions.


Tim Reardon was tried before Judge Peabody Tuesday afternoon of a charge of assault upon Ed Fahey. The men became engaged in a quarrel on Main Street. It is said Reardon accusing Fahey of failing to save Jerry Reardon from death by drowning at the French Gulch dredge a few weeks ago. Fahey resented the accusation and they came to blows. Reardon was fined $5 and costs.

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.