This Week in History: Gold brick harvest prolific this week |

This Week in History: Gold brick harvest prolific this week

Compiled by Breckenridge Heritage Alliance
This Week in History
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This week in history as reported by the Summit County Journal 100 years ago, the week of May 13 through May 19.

Two huge gold bricks, the result of the last cleanup on the three Tonopah Placers company boats, went out to the mint at Denver on Friday. No information as to the weight or value of the brick is given out, but the effort necessary for express agents to lift them indicated their worth.

All boats are running steadily 24 hours a day and a season of highly gratifying results is anticipated.

Wellington Boarding House ready for use

The Wellington Boarding House is complete and practically in readiness for the accommodations of the miners. Mrs. E. E. Norris, who will have charge of the establishment, has taken possession and it is probably the first of the week will find the tables surrounded by hungry mill men and underground workers.

Ore production of the mine continues at better than normal and the important new development work underway will enable increased production.

New attack on Arras Line

London — Around Bullecourt intensive fighting continues unabated. Four attacks launched Tuesday by Germans, who lost in all except the last, when their troops drove back British in western portion of the village for a distance of 100 yards. Along the French front, artillery actions prevail.

Italians assumed the offensive against Austrians in the Isonzo region along a front of nearly 25 miles. Following extremely heavy bombardments, Italians in frontal attacks achieved gains at various points.

Another success by Greek revolutionary troops, fighting side by side with the French in Macedonia, was recorded by Paris. Two works extending over fronts of more than 1,500 yards were captured and held in face of counter attacks.

Main Street Spik and Span

Under the direction of Acting Marshal Stone, Main Street during the week was raked and scraped and polished in a highly pleasing manner, and the improved appearance speaks well for the town authorities, who have thus set a good example for property owners to follow in carrying out the instructions of the town board to clean up yards and all premises within the town. Some have completed this laudable work while others are dilatory.

Blue River ranchman weds popular teacher

Miss Fannie May Wallace and Clyde Edmondson were quietly married in Denver last Wednesday with the Rev. H. C. Morris of Central Christian Church preforming the ceremony.

Mrs. Edmondson was a Southern girl and has made many friends since coming to Colorado, having just closed a term of school at Grand View and gone to Denver to visit relatives. Great was the surprise of their many friends when the announcement came that they would return and make the Blue River Valley their present home.

The Breckenridge Heritage Alliance is a nonprofit founded to promote and protect Breckenridge’s unique heritage. The organization offers year-round guided tours and hikes. Go to or call 970-453-9767.

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