This week in history, June 12, 1920: highway named, picnic a success, Fourth of July celebrations planned
This week in history as reported by The Summit County Journal the week of June 12, 1920.
SUMMIT COUNTY HIGHWAY IS CHRISTENED ‘THE GOLDEN TRAIL‘
All good roads have their name. In Colorado, we have heard of the Lincoln Highway, The Ocean to Ocean Highway, the Midland Trail, the Vernal Route, and several others, but no name was ever given to the best mountain highway in the state, proclaimed such by all motorists who have made trips over the others. We refer to the road connecting the Ocean to Ocean Highway at Jefferson, with the Midland Trail at Kremmling (much of the route is now U.S. Highway 285 and Colorado Highway 9).
THE JESSIE MILL IS NOW IN OPERATING ONE SHIFT
It commenced some time last week, and has been running steadily ever since, J.C. Warnecke, who recently accepted the position as superintended of this property, has been steadily increasing the force at the mine and will soon be in position to keep the mill running full time. At present the plans of the company are to ship the zinc concentrates to Denver, where they have a magnetic separator, that will make a higher grade product.
BOY SCOUT’S PICNIC A GREAT SUCCESS
Last Saturday, the Boy Scout’s picnic, which was held at the Breckenridge Park was well attended. Most of the people of Breckenridge turned out, and everyone present enjoyed it to the fullest extent. The afternoon was spent in playing various games and athletic contests, in which all the boys and girls took great interest were staged.
FOURTH OF JULY TO BE CELERATED HERE
The Fourth of July will be celebrated in Breckenridge this year in grand old style. The affair will be in charge of the American Legion, Blue Valley Post and arrangements will be made in the next few days.
GRAND COUNTY MAKES GAINS IN POPULATION
According to figures announced this week by the Bureau of Census, the present population of Grand County is 2,695, an increase of 797 or 42.8 per cent during the past ten years.
Grand County has developed some good ranches during the last 10 years, and many new settlers have improved their homestead lands.
NEWS NOTES FROM AROUND SUMMIT COUNTY
The second game of the season will be played at the ball park tomorrow when the Breckenridge team will again cross bats with the Tiger organization. The game is called for 2:30 and the gate admission will be 50 cents.
The community garden of Tiger is progressing nicely and soon we expect to be able to supply the community with fresh vegetables.
Leslie McKenna returned from Boulder University on Thursday.
Postmaster Wildhack of Frisco spent a couple of days in Breckenridge at the start of the week in conference with the county commissioners.
Mrs. C. E. Meyers and daughter, Geneva, left for Denver Tuesday. Mrs. Meyers has been the matron of the county hospital for the past three years, and has proven very efficient. She resigned her position as matron to locate in another field, where good schools would be available for her daughter.
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