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This week in history, June 19, 1920: New assayers, shaft to be worked, postmaster resigns

Compiled by the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance
An image from The Summit County Journal's coverage of the 1920 Republican Convention, in which Warren Harding and Calvin Coolidge were selected as the party's 1920 presidential candidates.
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This week in history as reported by The Summit County Journal the week of June 19, 1920.

NEW ASSAY OFFICE IN BRECKENRIDGE

This summer seems to be propitious for another big year for the Breckenridge district and among the events is the opening of the Breckenridge Assay Office by Messrs. Venstrand and O’Mara, mining engineers and chemists of wide experience.

Venstrand and O’Mara came here recently to work for the Royal Tiger Mines Co. and during their short stay have been so taken with the outlook in the Breckenridge district that they have decided to go into business on the own account.

CAMP FIRE GIRLS STAGE A SUCCESS

The entertainment given at the G.A.R. Hall last evening by the Camp Fire Girls was very successful both from an entertainment and financial standpoint. The hall was crowded to capacity, and the program was arranged so that every one could enjoy it. With the opening of the entertainment, there were several numbers of good vaudeville, by our young people, and also several fine vocal selections.

MRS. AUGUST PETERSON DIES

Mrs. August Peterson, well known in Breckenridge passed away at her home in Idaho Sperings, Tuesday evening. Death resulted from the effects of a recent operation. During her residence here last year, she managed the Arlington Hotel for George Sakai.

DEEP SHAFT’ ON SCHOCK HILL TO BE WORKED

A deal was made this week that means the operating what has always been known as the “Deep Shaft” on Schock Hill. This shaft was sunk about fifteen years ago by the Deep Shaft Mining Co., and much work done in that territory at that time. The shaft was about 700 feet deep, and at the time was the deepest in the district, it being surpassed in depth today only by the Wellington Mines Co. shaft.

An electric plant will be installed on the shaft and the old steam hoist will be converted into an electric driven hoist.

J. A. THEOBALD RESIGNS AS POSTMASTER

J. A. Theobald, postmaster of Breckenridge for the past 6 years, recently resigned from the position to devote his whole time to personal matters. The resignation has been accepted by the department, and the Civil Service Commission have called an examination to be held in Leadville on July 14 for applicants desiring the position.

BRECKENRIDGE LONG RESIGNS

Breckenridge Long, third assistant secretary of state, has resigned and his resignation has been accepted by President Wilson. Mr. Long retires to make the race for the nomination for United State senator from his home state, Missouri.

NEWS NOTES FROM AROUND SUMMIT COUNTY

Mrs. Frank Stafford is reported to be seriously ill.

Sunday afternoon several motorist parties passed through Breckenridge on their summer auto trip.

Elmer Miller arrived from Denver yesterday afternoon coming via Hoosier Pass. He spent several days on the road, having trouble with his car.

The fire alarm was sounded about 9 a.m. Thursday morning. The scene of the action was the roof of the Wellington Mines Co. office. A spark had evidently set the roof on fire, but the blaze was soon under control with the use of small fire extinguishers.

A Nebraska paper states that 2 inches of rain fell in the northeast corner of the state in 40 minutes. Some shower we say. But that has nothing on Colorado, for one day this week it rained, hailed, snowed and the sun shown nice and warm in less than 30 minutes.


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