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


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.


Theodore Knorr returned from Denver Tuesday, where he accompanied Mrs. Knorr who is recovering from a badly fractured left wrist. An ex-ray examination dispelled fears that the wrist would become stiff. While the break is a bad one, physicians stated that no bones are displaced and no serious results will follow.


Professor Gilmore is thinking about takin some of the players from the girls’ basketball team and placing them on the boys’ team with a view to strengthening the latter organization. He thinks one or two of the young lady players would be the means of making the masculine team a fast and skillful one.


H.J. Schnell of Denver who has been doing development work since early June on the Little Edith and Great Hesper properties on Bald mountain, has found a small streak of lead ore in a lower a tunnel which he has been driving for the purpose of cutting at greater depth.


The Wellington Mines Company, with the cooperation of the county, has recently finished an excellent piece of road along French Gulch between the mine and Breckenridge. Overseer Ives, who had charge of the crew, gave the work careful attention and constructed a roadway that will improve conditions under which ore hauling and other traffic will take place.

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