This Week in History; Hoosier Pass highway to be straightened |

This Week in History; Hoosier Pass highway to be straightened

Compiled by the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance
This Week in History

This week in history as reported by the Summit County Journal 100 years ago.

The county commissioners announced Friday their road building program for Summit county to include the completion, rebuilding and repairing of the road over Hoosier Pass, practically the only road outlet from Summit county at the present time.

That portion of the road leading over Hoosier Pass from Spruce Creek to the Governor Mine will be straightened out, some bridges eliminated and in many places the grades reduced, in addition it is planned to make the new roadbed of better and more permanent materials than the old. The engineer plans to shorted the distance to the pass, and, by straightening the road, to make the ascent to the summit itself much easier for traffic.


With the early start of the five gold dredges in the Breckenridge district enabling operations for a longer season than heretofore and the fact that two of the dredges are in unusually profitable territory, it is predicted that the 1919 season will bring an unprecedented season so far as gold production is concerned.


John Sandeen left Monday morning for Denver. We understand that John is going to some point to spend his vacation, and take hot baths, but is looking for such place somewhere in Wyoming.


Warren Sears of the French Gulch Dredging company, made a hurried trip to Leadville Wednesday afternoon to meet Mrs. Sears, who has just returned from California. They both arrived in Breckenridge the following morning.


The University of Colorado has issued the first volume of a new series of publications called University of Colorado Historical Collections. In this series, if it receives enough support, it is intended to publish documentary material relating to the history of Colorado before 1876. The general editor is James F. Willard, head of the department of history.

The Breckenridge Heritage Alliance is a nonprofit founded to promote and protect Breckenridge’s unique heritage. They offer year-round tours and hikes. Go to or call 970-453-9767.

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