This week in history March 4, 1922: Mine expansion and new highway
This week in history as reported by The Summit County Journal the week of March 4, 1922:
Farrington Mines Co. has extensive plans for future
The Farrington Mines Co., a new corporation in Summit County, holding some 25 claims near the head of Little French on the south end of Farncomb Hill, is now laying extensive plans for a further development of their property this coming spring. The Farrington Mines Co. has opened a 12-foot contact vein in four different adit levels.
The vein was first opened on the crest of the hill at the apex and adit levels afterward driven on the 400, 600 and 880-foot levels. Most of the development work has been done on the 800-foot level. The vein shows up well on this level, and much work has been done on it. It is a low-grade proposition with a large ore reserve, the vein running from $10 to $50 in gold and silver.
A 50-ton cyanide plant is under contemplation by this company, and arrangements are being made to install the machines upon the opening of spring. The mill will be built about 500 feet above the mouth of Little French Creek.
To be main east and west highway
The new organization of the Holy Cross association has now been completed. The purpose of this organization as detailed in the articles published elsewhere in this issue is to see that the highway is built. We note among the sponsors of this new project is E.E. Sommers. We are pleased to see this action on the part of the highway officer, who to date has failed to offer any recognition to the new highway project.
Mr. Sommers has it within his power to make or break any highway in the state ,and his attitude toward the Holy Cross trail to the present time has been one of indifference. Being pledged now to use his power to see that the road is built leaves us with a ray of hope that something will be done. The Holy Cross association is behind this movement to the end and has pledged $35,000 to aid in building the new road. It has also stated that should more funds be necessary to get it underway, more will be raised.
Local news and notes from around Summit County
- Funeral services for Dr. A.B. Geddis, 56 years old, veterinary surgeon who died of leakage of the heart Sunday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Gladys Ahern, were held Wednesday afternoon at the Hartford McConaty undertaking parlors, burial and Riverside cemetery, Denver.
- W.E. Terrell returned from a business trip to Denver Tuesday.
- Thomas Catney was a homecoming passenger from the capital city Monday afternoon.
- William Jobe, the young son of Mr. and Mrs. D.V. Jobe, was operated on at the local hospital yesterday for appendicitis. Billy is now recovering rapidly from his unexpected operation.
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