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This week in history, July 17, 1920: Mines move along, girl convicted of forgery

Compiled by the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance
As seen in the July 17, 1920 edition of The Summit County Journal: A general view during the ceremony for a seaplane landing station at a pier at the foot of West 82nd Street in New York City. It is the first such landing place the city has opened.
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TYMOS MINES COMPANY ACTIVE

The Tymos Mines Company, operating the Deep Shaft on Shock Hill are very active in making preparations to start the crosscut drift to the Brooks-Snyder property from the shaft. A part of the old Brooks-Snyder mill has been torn down, and the lumber used for repairs on the shaft building.

QUANDRY QUEEN MINES COMPANY MAKE SHIPMENT

The Quandry Queen Mines Company made a shipment of high grade silver ore, from their property on Mt. Helen this week. W. E. Gomer, manager of the property was in town superintending the loading, and stated that the property is opening up a fine showing.

WELLINGTON SHIPS LEAD CONCENTRATES

The Wellington Mines Company, recently made a shipment of four cars of lead concentrates. This is the first lead that this company has shipped for some time, and it was handled at this time to make room in the bins for a new supply.

SMALL BLAZE AT THE W. T. KEOGH HOME

The W. T. Keogh house was discovered on fire Wednesday evening at about 6 o’ clock. Mr. Keogh, with the assistance of Dade Potter and a couple of garden hoses had the battle won before the fire department arrived. Thanks to the timely discovery of the blaze by Mrs. Potter, the damage to the roof was slight, burning a few shingles.

GIRL SENTENCED TO INDUSTRIAL HOME

Catherine Rachel Rogers, 16, was found guilty of forgery Tuesday in the Lake County court. Judge O’Mahoney sentenced her to five years in the Industrial Home for Girls at Morrison, Colorado. The girl pleaded guilty to the charge.

Recently her father had drowned in a dredge pond near Breckenridge and her mother had taken ill. The girl had been living in Leadville with her aunt. Many merchants had cashed checks for the girl, which she had forged her aunt’s name on. Her aunt testified that she “couldn’t do a thing with the girl.”

LOCAL NEWS NOTES FROM ALL AROUND SUMMIT COUNTY

Tiger and Leadville played their first ballgame on Sunday afternoon, which resulted very disastrously for Leadville, with a final score of 16-10.

Wanted at The Summit County Journal office: clean cotton rags.

Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Westerman arrived from Denver last Saturday and have been spending their honeymoon on camping trips near the Upper Blue. They returned to Denver yesterday.

The cattle men have been riding the past week along the lower Blue River and branding calves.

Mr. and Mrs. Dee Gilbert are the parents of a bright baby boy born on July 4 at Kremmling.

STATE DEMOCRATS PLAN CONVENTION IN PUEBLO JULY 29

With the formal call for a Democratic state assembly to be held in Pueblo July 29, the state executive committee Thursday announced the representation that each county will have in the convention. The assembly will designate candidates for United States senator, supreme judge, governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state auditor, state treasurer, attorney general, state superintendent of public instruction and regents of the state university. The convention will consist of 1,042 delegates, of which Summit County has seven.

FOUND BURIED TEN YEARS IN SAN JUAN SNOWSLIDE

The body of an unidentified many believed to have been buried ten years under a snow slide, was found near the Telescope mine at Chattanooga, near Silverton, today. The coroner was notified and brought the body to Silverton. Efforts to identify the body failed as the body was virtually withered awat.

WANT TEACHERS TO TAKE OATH OF PATRIOTISM

A bill proposing that all school teachers of Wyoming shall take an oath of patriotism, cause the American flag to be displayed constantly in the school rooms and that pupils daily recite a creed of Americanism will be introduced in the next session of the legislature.


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