This Week in Summit County History: Women seize Frisco government |

This Week in Summit County History: Women seize Frisco government

Compiled by the Breckenridge
Heritage Alliance
This Week in Summit County History
Minnie Thomas and Evilina Hedenskog in Frisco 1914.
Courtesy Frisco Historic Park & Museum |

This week in history as reported by the Summit County Journal 100 years ago, the week of April 4-8, 1916.


The citizens of Frisco elected a full town board from among its feminine population last Wednesday. Mrs. Florence Huter was selected as the fair mayor and Mesdames Lizzie Tubbs, Alverina Rouse and Lizzie Wildhack as trustees for over two years, Anna Mallory, Otilla Olson and Etta Wiley as trustees for one year.

They will enter upon their duties next Monday with the firm determination to wipe out the debt which the spendthrift board composed of men in former years have, with little regard for the law, piled upon the little community, and will in other ways, demonstrate that they are as well qualified to run the affairs of a town upon as strict business principles as any town board that ever existed anywhere. They certainly deserve and should receive commendation and assistance of all other Frisco citizens in their laudable ambition to make a model town of that pretty residence place among the three royal peaks at the end of the Ten Mile range. May harmony and success attend them.


Participate in The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.

Mr. and Mrs. Cree leave for Aspen

Mr. and Mrs. Ruby Cree left Monday afternoon for Aspen, where they go to make their home. Their leavetaking was a sorrowful one, their departure being necessitated because of the mental condition of Mr. Cree, who for the past several weeks has been suffering a mild form of insanity due to an injury received several years ago. They have lived in Breckenridge for the past year and a half and made many friends who regretted their departure and unfortunate circumstances causing it.


Montezuma woman gets real surprise

A friend casually dropped in at the home of Mrs. Oscar Mason last Saturday evening and incidentally invited her to take a stroll. Wandering leisurely along, their path, apparently without design, led to the home of Misses Plank, where a large number of friends and neighbors were waiting for no other purpose than to give Mrs. Mason a grand surprise, the day being the anniversary of her birth. She received a number of beautiful and useful presents. Music and various amusements were features of the evening. Mr. Bowden being prominent as chief musician. The gathering dispersed at a late hour, the guests showering Mrs. Mason with good wishes and expressing their appreciation of the Misses Plank as entertainers.


Women thinks ex should pay her $40,000

For having loved and lost a wooer, Miss Ethel Grubbs of Denver thinks she should be paid $40,000 cash. She has submitted an itemized bill through the Boulder courts to George B. Sale, mining man of that city, in a suit for breach of promise, alleging breach of promise to marry.


Missing man found

Prof. Cecil F. Lavell, found in Colorado Springs after being lost to himself and the world for three years started back to meet, in Toronto, Canada, the wife he cannot remember. His cousin, Prof. Roy McFayden of the University of Colorado, identified him as the man for whom wife, relatives and friends have been searching the world over since Nov. 24, 1913.

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