This week in history, May 15, 1920: Man dies on dredge, Mother’s Day celebrated
SAMUEL H. ROGERS MEETS SUDDEN DEATH
On Monday before noon Samuel H. Rogers was drowned in the dredging pit of the Blue River Dredging company, about 2 miles north of Breckenridge. It appears that Rogers was employed on the Tonopah Placers company’s Number 3 boat and, being recently changed to the night shift, found he couldn’t sleep and decided to visit some of his acquaintances on the Blue River dredge.
After being on the boat for an hour he passed over the gang plank to the bank of the pit, stepping off the side before reaching its end just as a slice of bank caved in. A loose rock is believed to have hit him on the right temple, stunning him so that he did not come to the surface of the water.
MOTHER’S DAY PROGRAM
The program for Mother’s Day, as arranged, was carried out to perfection at the Methodist church last Sunday night.
Each number was delightfully rendered, and reflected great credit on the little ones. The church edifice was packed to the doors by a large and interested congregation.
‘NOTHING TO JUSTIFY THE PRESENT HIGH PRICE OF SUGAR’
Spreckles, the Hawaiian-California sugar king, recently stated in New York that there was “Nothing to justify the present high price of sugar.” He is certain in a position to know the facts.
A representative of the Cuban republic recently stated that the Cuban government had recently offered to sell the 1919 Cuban sugar crop to the United States government at $8 per 100-pound sack. Did our tax-eating and time-wasting Washington statesmen accept the offer? Not so that you would notice it: the want to hold the beet-sugar vote!
LOCAL BREVITIES FROM AROUND THE COUNTY
George Brass returned to Kremmling last Saturday.
School closes in the Smith District this Friday, and a dance will be given by the pupils this Saturday night, May 8th. All are invited.
Arthur Dodge returned from Detroit Thursday after several weeks in that bustling city.
Capt. Eugene A. Bond, district attorney, was over from Leadville on Tuesday to be present at the coroner’s inquest over the remains of Samuel H. Rogers.
County Commissioner Andrew Lindstrom, Thomas Marshall and John Laskey went over to the South Park on Friday’s morning train to look after their cattle. Lindstrom four branding irons with him.
Owing to the bad roads, mail came into Montezuma on horseback last night.
Mrs. Lampton recently bought the Montezuma cottage owned by Amos Morris. Mrs. Lampton is a graduate pianist from Lancashire, England.
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This week in history Nov. 27, 1920: Salesman dies in Breckenridge, national forests suffer small losses this season
This week in history as reported by The Summit County Journal the week of Nov. 27, 1920.