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This Week in History: Whatley and Party Make Auto Trip to Climax

September 30, 2017 — This week in history as reported by the Summit County Journal 100 years ago. Without quoting the language they used in describing the road over which they drove, it must be chronicled that attorney Whatley, mining engineer J.W. Steele and surveyors T.R. Griffith and J.D.

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This week in Summit County history: Master Bobby Theobald entertains young friends

July 29, 2017 — Master Robert Arthur Theobald made his initial bow to society last Wednesday when he entertained a number of little friends at a lawn fete and a gracious little host he proved. From the fact that Jupiter Pluvias had been paying a daily visit in the

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This Week in Summit County History: Denver men here to inspect mining enterprise

July 2, 2017 — This week in history as reported by the Summit County Journal 100 years ago in the June 30 edition. M.M. Howe had as his guests over last Sunday two late additions to the ranks of mining investors in this district — H.W. Hildebrand. Jr. and

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This week in Summit County history: Snow delays work in Montezuma District

June 23, 2017 — This week in history as reported by the Summit County Journal 100 years ago in the June 23 edition. E.C. Sutton, superintendent of the St. John mine at Montezuma, went to Denver Monday, where he has spent most of the week selecting additional machinery for

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Book review: A new leaf for an old dog in Tom Ryan’s ‘Will’s Red Coat’

June 17, 2017 — Throughout history there have been inspirational wordsmiths, individuals whose eloquence and poignancy of message inspire and take hold. When these talents present themselves within someone who also permeates a tremendous amount of decency and grace, the results can enchant and transport even the most cynical

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Trailblazing Colorado abortion law marks 50th anniversary

April 25, 2017 — DENVER (AP) — Tuesday marks 50 years since a groundbreaking Colorado law significantly loosened tight restrictions on legal abortions. Before the law, Colorado — like many states — allowed abortions only if a woman’s life was at stake. In 1967, a Democratic freshman state lawmaker

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This week in history: Active mining season at Montezuma

April 1, 2017 — This week in history as reported by the Summit County Journal 100 years ago, the week of April 1-7. Mr. Young of Cripple Creek, an associate of John Sharpe in the Hancock group of mines on Glacier Mountain has arrived and has been engaged in

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This week in history: Snow slide kills Montezuma Miner

March 4, 2017 — This week in history as reported by the Summit County Journal 100 years ago, the week of March 6 through March 12. August Ostburg, aged 45, died early Tuesday morning at the Snow Baskin mine, at the foot of Argentine pass, five miles above Montezuma,

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This week in history: Snow slide kills Montezuma Miner

March 4, 2017 — This week in history as reported by the Summit County Journal 100 years ago, the week of March 6 through March 12. August Ostburg, aged 45, died early Tuesday morning at the Snow Baskin mine, at the foot of Argentine pass, five miles above Montezuma,

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This week in history: Snow slide kills Montezuma Miner

March 4, 2017 — This week in history as reported by the Summit County Journal 100 years ago, the week of March 6 through March 12. August Ostburg, aged 45, died early Tuesday morning at the Snow Baskin mine, at the foot of Argentine pass, five miles above Montezuma,

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This week in history: Summit County man hero in El Paso fire

February 25, 2017 — Sgt. James Logsdon, whose home is in Dillon and who is the son of Mrs. Geisel, postmaster at that place, last Monday distinguished himself when he rescued Audra Alden, an actress, from the Angelus Hotel at El Paso, Texas, as the structure was burning. Several

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This week in history: Summit County man hero in El Paso fire

February 25, 2017 — This week in history as reported by the Summit County Journal 100 years ago, the week of Feb. 26 through March 5. Sgt. James Logsdon, whose home is in Dillon and who is the son of Mrs. Geisel, postmaster at that place, last Monday distinguished

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Summit 360 video: History of Breckenridge on Boreas Pass

February 10, 2017 — In our newest daily 360 video, some of the history behind Breckenridge Ski Resort is shared over the peaks as seen from Boreas Pass. Editor's note: Summit 360 is a series of daily 360 videos by the Summit Daily News. Check our website and Facebook

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Events honor historic Camp Hale in Vail

January 17, 2017 — "Discover our Past, Celebrate our Future" will highlight efforts to protect historic Camp Hale in a combination of public events in Vail on Saturday, Jan. 21. The public will have a chance to explore Camp Hale in the Pando Valley and experience a living history

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Retrofitted: Illegal Ullr Fest coins and more at the ‘Mining Town Turns Ski Resort’ exhibit

January 14, 2017 — For one weekend in 1963, the Kingdom of Breckenridge tested its storied nickname against the big, bad United States of America. Back then, when Ullr Fest was still in its infancy, the town's annual celebration of all things wintery and vaguely pagan was almost exactly

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This week in Summit County history: Gallant Breckenridge man makes thrilling rescue in Denver

January 14, 2017 — This week in history as reported by the Summit County Journal 100 years ago, the week of Jan. 15–21, 1917. A Breckenridge man who was a visitor in Denver last week and also the week before, proved himself to be courageous and chivalrous. While a

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Avalanche destroys historic Maid of Orleans Cabin near Keystone Resort (video)

January 12, 2017 — The Summit County Sheriff's Office responded to an afternoon report from backcountry skiers Wednesday that the Maid of Orleans Cabin about a mile up Peru Creek was destroyed by an avalanche. The local search and rescue group and sheriff's office worked together to investigate the

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This week in Summit County history: Wanted — A slogan for Colorado

January 7, 2017 — This week in history as reported by the Summit County Journal 100 years ago, the week of Jan. 8–14, 1917. The Colorado State Board of Immigration has, through the Colorado Editorial Association, offered a reward of $10.00 for the best state slogan. The contest is

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This week in Summit County history: Redmen and Pocahontas lodges install new officers and feast

December 31, 2016 — This week in history as reported by the Summit County Journal 100 years ago, the week of Jan. 1–6, 1917. Kiowa tribe, Improved Order of Redmen and Sacaweja council, Daughter of Pocahontas, held a joint installation of officers Thursday evening and celebrated the occasion with

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This week in Summit County history: Man beaten with club by indignant young woman in Frisco

December 24, 2016 — This week in history as reported by the Summit County Journal 100 years ago, the week of Dec. 25-31, 1916. Declaring that she, her mother and a younger sister had been induced to sell a farm in Wisconsin and come to Frisco by Conrad Henneck,

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