This week in history, July 3, 1920: Celebration planned, baseball team looks for local support |

This week in history, July 3, 1920: Celebration planned, baseball team looks for local support

Compiled by the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance
A cartoon that was published in the July 3, 1920 edition of The Summit County Journal.
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This week in history as reported by The Summit County Journal the week of July 3, 1920.


The Fourth of July celebration in Breckenridge on Monday, July 5th promises to outdo any former events in the history of the town. The program, as arranged will more than fill every possible moment during the day, and the sporting events as outlined will provide of such exciting nature, so that it will not be possible to fail to have a good time.

A schedule of the Breckenridge Fourth of July celebration events as printed in the July 3, 1920 edition of The Summit County Journal.
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An an incentive for decorations, the committee has designated a prize of $25 to the best decorated business place. The lights that were used last year will be strung along the streets again this year.

There is only one solution to the celebration program: to come to Breckenridge. You cannot miss a good time if you come, and you will never regret the trip. If you fail to come it will be your loss.


H. S. Whitehead, a pioneer resident of Breckenridge and Summit county, died at Pueblo last Friday, June 25. Mr. Whitehead had been in poor health for several years. He was born at Newberg, New York, in 1856, and has been a resident of Breckenridge since 1879. Whitehead was very prominent in the political circles of Summit County.


A strongly favored resolution favoring a bonus of $10 an ounce on all future gold production was unanimously adopted at a representative gathering of gold producers in Nevada, and congressmen have been urged to use every endeavor to further the passage of the McFadden bill, recently introduced, providing for such a bonus on all gold produced in the United States.


Last Sunday’s game resulted in another victory for the Breckenridge nine. The final score was 13-9 in favor of the local team. A good game was the result, at times proved to be very exciting. The rooters were about evenly divided, with as many from Tiger as there were from Breckenridge. The local ball boys are becoming discouraged from the lack of support they are receiving from the fans. The team may disband for the season unless there is a decided change in support for their game during the Fourth of July celebrations against the Hot Sulphur ball team.


Kremmling is the only town in Grand County that shows increased population in the census figures just received by C.C. Fastin, clerk and recorder of this town. Kremmling is credited with 254 in 1920 as against 141 in 1910, Grand County increased 29% overall — from 1,862 ten years ago to 2,650 in 1920.


County Assessor W. T. Keogh has been a busy man this week. The first few days he spent at Kokomo, listing the activities at that camp and Thursday evening and Friday morning Montezuma held his attention. He took in Frisco on a return trip from Kokomo.

District Attorney Eugene Bond spent a few hours between trains in Breckenridge on Thursday. While the train was late, still Bond wore a happy smile that would indicate a bright prospect. The arrival of the Denver train solved the mystery, as Mrs. Bond was a passenger from Denver to Leadville.

Sunday was Tiger’s “Sunday off.” There were fishing and picnic parties galor. Mr. C. D. Gibbs was the successful fisherman of the day, bringing in about 100 trout.

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