This week in Summit County history: Firetrucks crash, silver vein discovered |

This week in Summit County history: Firetrucks crash, silver vein discovered

This week in Summit County history as reported by the Summit County Journal, Saturday, October 11, 1919.

Montezuma Group, A Former Bonanza, Is Now Being Worked

The Montezuma Consolidated Mines Company Reopens Property That Paid Five Millions Dividend

The London-owned Group of mines in Montezuma, known as the Sts. Johns and Morework, which were bonanzas in the old silver-lead period, are to resume activity thru the efforts of A. E. Custer, Salt Lake metallurgist engineer.

No Decision on Finding-Whatley Libel Case

Returns Without Verdict After Being Out 23 Hours: Called “Blackmailer” and “Thief” Is Charge

The jury selected last Monday for trying the libel suit of former District Attorney Barney L. Whatley versus Charles A. Finding failed to reach a decision on Thursday afternoon after being out 23 hours. The case went before the jury at 4:30 o’clock the day before. 

A Rich Silver Strike Made Near Fairplay

Six-inch Vein of Red Carbonate, running $1,200 a Ton, in Famous Campaign Mine in Park County

One of the most important silver strikes made in recent years was discovered this week in the famous old Champaign vein of red carbonate ore that averages 801 ounces of silver and five ounces of gold , running $1,200 to the ton.

Gold Belt Company Property Being Developed

The Gold Belt Ming company property is being developed by driving the present tunnel ahead. It is expected that the tunnel will reach the vein after being driven thirty feet further than the present breast.

2,200 Cattle Round-up on Summit County Range

Twenty-two hundred cattle were collected from the grazing ranges of Summit County this week as a result of a roundup participated in by some thirty range riders. These cattle represent the holdings of the Blue River Stockgrowers association each of whom either went out by himself or sent riders to take his place in the work of the roundup.

Wreck Unavoidable

Heavy Firetrucks Smash Together Racing to Fire

Worse Accident of Its Kind in Denver in Many Years

One young woman was probably fatally injured, six firemen were hurt, one seriously, and scores of bystanders had their lives endangered when two automobile fire trucks, traveling at a high rate of speed, met in a collision at the intersection of Seventeenth and Blake Streets in this city. Six firemen were taken to the county hospital and Miss Neva Holmes, a student at the University of Colorado, lied at the point of death at the same place, suffering from injuries sustained when she was borne down on by the three-ton city pumper truck and carried twenty feet over a sidewalk and through the front doors of a store building.

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