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This week in history Aug. 21, 1920: New mining leases, boundary dispute with Lake County continues

Compiled by the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance
As seen in the Aug. 21, 1920 edition of The Summit County Journal: The former arsenal at Spandau, Germany has been converted into a salvage dump for all war material in the Berlin area, and the metal is being used to manufacture peacetime articles.
Photo from Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection

This week in history as reported by The Summit County Journal the week of Aug. 21, 1920.

TYMOS MINES COMPANY LEASES SOME GROUND

Another set of leasers recently commenced operations on Shock Hill. The territory taken over in the property of Tymos Mines Company, and lies adjoining the lease now being operated by G.W. Morgan. Those interested in the deal as leasers are C.B. Hovey, B.H. Sharp, Carl Wilson, J.J. Sheely and Harry Cocman and the property is that portion of the Peerless and Fanny Barrett claims, and to be on that portion of the Morgan contact below the water level.



WE GET A LITTLE MORE REAL WET RAIN

What appears to be the rainiest season we have had in years, is the present summer. About ten days ago, late one afternoon after a severe rainstorm subsided in town, the peaks surrounding our beautiful valley were covered with snow.



BOUNDARY SUIT TAKE TO THE SUPREME COURT

The boundary dispute between Lake and Summit counties has again come into the spotlight with the filing of a motion in the supreme court, by the attorneys for Summit county that the writ of error be made a supersedes.

The case which received such wide attention throughout the county was fought in the district court at Leadville last September and a decision was handed down in favor of Lake county by Judge Denison.

TONOPAH NO. 2 DREDGE IS AGAIN BEING FLOATED

The No. 2 dredge of the Tonopah Placers Company, that was closed down last fall by owners, and which later was partially sunk, is again being raised, and repaired so as to float. This dredge has been in operation on the upper Swan valley and the gravel did not prove to be very profitable.

SCHOOL BOARD PURCHASES SET OF HARVARD CLASSICS

The board of directors of school district number 1 purchased a set of Harvard Classics this week. The set of books comprises the best of modern literature, including pieces from the earliest period to the present time, and has been compiled by Dr. Elliot of Harvard college. It will be a great addition to the school library.

NEW CODE SETS 35 MILE SPEED LIMIT IN COUNTRY

Speed regulations to govern autos traveling over country roads are to be formulated in a new tragic code passed recently by the state highway commission. With, weight and speed of all vehicles will be ruled by the code, commissioners decided.

LOCAL NEWS NOTES FROM ALL AROUND SUMMIT COUNTY

  • W. W. Cooper, Grand Lecturer of the Masonic Order for Colorado, paid an official visit to the Breckenridge lodge Thursday evening.
  • C. S. Cummings of Boston spent several days in Breckenridge this week looking over some mining interests in the upper Blue River area.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Loren Chapman and son, Maynard, returned to Breckenridge Thursday after making a trip through the northwest in search of a better place than Breckenridge for a home. They say it can’t be found and will now remain indefinitely.
  • Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Wood and daughters drove in from the Western Slope on Wednesday. Mr. Wood was a former editor and manager of The Summit County Journal, and is now owner of the Lamar Daily News.

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