This week in Summit County history: Fair minstrels to entertain Breckenridge |

This week in Summit County history: Fair minstrels to entertain Breckenridge

Compiled by Breckenridge Heritage Alliance
Special to the Daily
Stilt dancers from Frequent Flyers got high-fives from kids at the Blue River Plaza.
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This week in history as reported by the Summit County Journal 100 years ago, the week of June 6-10, 1916.

A ladies’ minstrel show in which a dozen well known Breckenridge ladies will take part, will be among the attractions here within the next two or three weeks. The date of their appearance has not been announced but it will be so soon that you had better make arrangements right away if you want to attend — and of course you do.

The array of talent promised is something to cause the fondest anticipations. Now and up-to-date songs, quips and jibes are on the program and there will be several interesting specialties, among them the famous barefoot dancer, an artistic, refined high-class event everyone will enjoy. The young lady who will undertake this difficult, graceful conception of terpis chorean art has not been announced to the public, which makes it all the more interesting.

Good showing in new Montezuma prospect

On the Deluge property in the Montezuma district, a prospect on which work has recently commenced, some high-grade silver-lead-zinc ore has been opened up. Some of the ore, one of the owners states, has a value reaching into the hundreds and promise of a mine of considerable consequence is held out to the owners of the Inheritance Mining company, composed of Thomas Howell, Charles Sutton and Thomas Hobbs.

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The property is located on Dear Mountain, across the gulch from the St. John mine and is in a section but little prospected, it having been considered by most prospectors and miners of the district to be outside the mineral zone proper. While no great depth has been reached, considerable surface work has been done and the vein has been opened to a good width. The showing is so encouraging that arrangements are being made to do extensive development work.

Special Sunday train

The Colorado & Southern will run a special train tomorrow from Leadville to Breckenridge. The train will leave Leadville at 8 a.m., and returning, will leave Breckenridge at 5 p.m.

This means that Breckenridge people will be hosts to Leadville people. Just what we will offer in the way of entertainment is uncertain, but it is to be hoped that many people will come, that they will find their visit an interesting one and go home with a good opinion of the Summit county metropolis.

Newlyweds to make Breckenridge home

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Rogers Thomson who were married in Buena Vista on Wednesday of last week, arrived in Breckenridge Saturday and will make their home here, having taken the Goodier cottage on South Main street. 

The bride, who before her marriage was Miss Alma Wilma Meinsen, came to Colorado from Kansas City. The bridegroom is a machinist and has been employed at the Tonopah shops for the past four months.

Infant is nearly drowned

John, the two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Cullen narrowly escaped death from drowning Saturday, when he fell into the small but rather swift stream which passes near the P.J. Theobald cottage, occupied by the youngster’s uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Parker. No one saw the tot fall. He was discovered by Mrs. Parker, the current having washed him against a log across the stream.

When taken out of the stream, he was apparently lifeless. W.E. Terrell drove near the scene a moment afterward. The limp little form was placed in the rig and a record run made to Dr. Graham’s office. Heroic methods were adopted in forcing the water from the lungs and restoring respiration.

For a time it seemed that all effort to save the little one’s life would prove unsuccessful, but Dr. Graham and his helpers were finally rewarded by evidence of returning life and continued treatment resulted in complete recovery.

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