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01 November

This Week in History: the week of October 31 – November 4, 1916

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


Arrangements have finally been made for placing Norah Marcott, a Summit County insane patient, in the state insane asylum. For some time the unfortunate woman has been confined in a sanitarium at Pueblo on account of the crowded conditions, necessitating an expense of $40 a month for the county, which is now eliminated.


All electrical power connections have been made in the Pioneer Consolidated Mines Company mill. Electricians are now busy wiring for lights, which will be installed throughout the mill, the mine workings and the boarding and bunk houses.


Manager Tabor of the Wifley mine is in the east on a business mission. Six cars of ore have been shipped in the last few days, indicating that production is keeping up as well under the old stand-by, Ed Farnham, as under the efficient work of Mr. Tabor.


A new and important mining enterprise has been undertaken by the Wellington company, which has just begun the sinking of a shaft a short distance below the mill. It is understood to be the purpose of the shaft to open at considerable depth, the oro vein, which has yielded splendidly in other workings of the Wellington and which was exposed by dredging operations.


Across the gulch from the Wellington and Oro, the Tonopah Placers company is doing some interesting mining. From the old Miller shaft they are cross-cutting under the gulch in search of a zinc vein which one of their dredge boats opened several months ago.

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