This week in Summit County history: Big ore tonnage from Summit |

This week in Summit County history: Big ore tonnage from Summit

Compiled by the
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance
Special to the Daily
A young girl stands in the doorway of a rustic log structure in the mountains. On the packed dirt ground in front of the building are piles of logs, sawn planks and other debris.
Summit Historical Society Photograph Collection / Courtesy of the Dr. Sandra F. Pritchard Mather Archive |

This week in history as reported by the Summit County Journal 100 years ago, the week of Feb. 15-19, 1915.


Mining conditions in Summit County are to be viewed with the utmost satisfaction. Regardless of the winter months which are supposed to halt progress to a certain extent, development work at Breckenridge, Montezuma, Frisco, Kokomo, and other camps in the county has proceeded successfully, though not on the scale that will mark the near-approaching summer months.


Mrs. Anna Mallory of Frisco has returned to her home from the Red Cross hospital at Salida, where she underwent a remarkable operation, as a result of a broken wrist sustained November 19. The seriousness of the fracture was not realized at the time, either by herself or friends and proper attention was not given it. At the hospital, seven incisions were necessary and the bones were fastened together with an ordinary 8-penny nail, which remained in place until the healing was complete. Mrs. Mallory is greatly pleased with the result, and is almost inclined to believe that Dr. Cochem and his staff of assistants perform cures in a miraculous manner.


Three men and three women, alleged to have blown open the vault of the United States collector at St. Paul, Jan. 6, and have escaped with $3,000 in money and revenue stamps valued at $577,357, were arrested at Chicago.


Judge Class, sitting in the County Court at Littleton, fined Frank and Lulu Kehoe, proprietors of the Wayside Inn at Petersburg, $100 for bootlogging and ordered them to close their place of business and leave Arapahoe County within thirty days.


The Greek proprietor of a shoe repairing shop found about $500 worth of jewels concealed in a shoe sent to him for repairs. A ring with two diamonds, a sapphire, a breastpin and an Eastern Star pin, made up the gems that had been placed in the odd bank. The owner was somewhat surprised when his property was returned to him but he has succeeded in keeping his name from being generally known.

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