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This week in history: Thousands expected at 1920 Dillon ski tournament

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This week in history as reported by the Summit County Journal the week of January 17, 1920.

THOUSANDS COMING TO DILLON SKI TOURNAMENT

If reports from the recent ski meet in Denver are true, the annual tournaments to be held in Dillon on February 29 by the Summit County Wintersports club will be visited by thousands of spectators, mostly from Denver. But a considerable number from different points over the United States.

In Denver, in fact, all over the state, a considerable increase in wintersports is in evidence. This was clearly evidenced at the recent Denver meet which was said to have been attended by 20,000 people to see amateurs leap from a 23-foot slide. Another meet on February 22, providing there is sufficient snow, promises to be attended by twice the number attending the first.

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A large number of Denverites are now planning on coming to the Dillon tournament and it is probably that two trains may be necessary to carry the crowds. The Denver ski club is reported to have already made arrangements for one train.

INFANT CHILD OF EDWARD WILLIAMS BURIED THIS WEEK

The infant child of Edward Williams of the Royal Tiger – born last Saturday and living but a few hours, was buried last Tuesday after funeral services held at the Rogers Undertaking parlor.

LOCALS CLEAN UP ON ASPEN TEAMS AT BASKETBALL

Before an enormous crowd of wildly cheering fans the Breckenridge high school basketball teams were victors over the fast Aspen teams in the first games of the season in the local court.

JOHN CAMPBELL NOW SUFFERING FROM BLINDNESS, LIKELY FROM WOOD ALCOHOL

What is supposed to have been an overdose of booze made from denatured spirits has resulted in the temporary blindness of John Campbell of Breckenridge after he had spent an entire night of serious illness during which time his recovery was in question.


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