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11 October

This Week in History — October 10 – 14, 1916

As reported by the “Summit County Journal” 100 years ago and brought to you by the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance today! —————————————————————————————————————————————————-


Sam Ruth, for many years a resident of Summit County, and for the last six years engaged in ranching three miles below Dillon, has moved his family to Waterville, Maine. Mr. Ruth sold his 230-acre ranch to John Valner and, accompanied by his wife and two children, will take up permanent residence in the Maine town.


The Roth-Jessie mine party of Rochester, NY, consisting of George F. Roth and his wife, William Bouch and wife, Colonel Langslaw and wife and William Herne and wife are spending the week at the Hamilton House in Dillon. They spent Sunday at Cataract Lake with O.K. Gaymon as pilot and chaperone.


The funeral of Mrs. Segrid Wetterberg, a native of Sweden, was held last Sunday after a long battle with illness at St. Luke’s Hospital in Denver. She was 40 years of age and is survived by her husband and two children.


Tony Madeline, who along with Frank Green, has been engaged in doing assessment work in McCullough Gulch, left for his home in Aspen upon hearing of his brother’s illness. Mr. Green remains here and will complete the work on the mining properties. Mr. Green has owned the properties for 16 years and he states that he has an encouraging ore showing.


Many people were guests at the Palmer where a fine turkey dinner was served. The forenoon was spent in witnessing what was a close approach to a Wild West show, Charlie Palmer having demonstrated his skill as a bronco buster to the great delight of the interested spectators. Some of the guests took rod and line and had considerable sport coaxing trout to attach themselves to tempting hooks.

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