This week in history: Spanish influenza on the rise in Summit County
This week in history as reported by the Summit County Journal the week of January 31, 1920.
DISEASE CONTRACTED AT THE DENVER STOCK SHOW KILLS ONE; 53 FLU VICTIMS, 4 PNEUMONIA
Breckenridge is suffering from an epidemic of Spanish influenza and other points report a number of patients from the disease contracted in Denver during the stock show week. One death has resulted from the disease or following complications, four cases of pneumonia are officially on record and 40 cases of influenza have been reported to the city and county health physicians.
BACK BROKEN AT KOKOMO BY FALLING STONE
Peter Welch, a miner in the Gold King mine at Kokomo, was probably fatally injured yesterday (Wednesday afternoon when he was struck upon the back by a large rock which fell upon him from the roof of the stope in which he was working.
CONTACT WITH 13,000-VOLT WIRE KILLS EMPLOYEE
J.L. Kirby, an employee of the Tonopah Placers company was killed probably instantly at the No. 1 dredge of that company last Thursday, when he came in contact with a 13,000-volt current of electricity while trying to repair a transformer near the boat.
EMERGENCY NURSE HERE SOON – 12,000 FLU VICTIMS IN DENVER
The Leadville community Red Cross nurse will arrive in Breckenridge on Sunday morning to care for the sick in local homes, working with the physicians of the town. This announcement follows a meeting last night of the executive members and the board of directors of the Summit county Red Cross.
WELLINGTON LOADS 50 TONS OF CONCENTRATES DAILY
The Wellington Mines company is taking full advantage of present good price gold for spelter and is loading fifty tons of high grade concentrates per day. The ore leaves Breckenridge in a train load at a time.
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