This week in Summit County history: Women may act as jurors |

This week in Summit County history: Women may act as jurors

Compiled by Breckenridge Heritage Alliance
This Week in History
Main Street Breckenridge, during the winter of the "Big Snow" of 1898-1899.
From the Agnes Miner Collection, donated by the Colorado Springs Ghost Town Club, courtesy of the Dr. Sandra F. Pritchard Mather Archives |

This week in history as reported by the Summit County Journal 100 years ago, the week of Dec. 19–23.

An amendment to the state law which would permit women to serve on juries in bootlegging cases has been suggested as a remedy for the condition which resulted in Judge Ira C. Rothgerber having been forced to dismiss a jury in a trial in which violation of the prohibition law was alleged.

Popular young people are united in marriage

Miss Adele Whatley and Gordon J. Brooks were made husband and wife Saturday evening last at the home of Rev. W.W. Gilberson, who performed the ceremony, which took place at 9 o’clock. Only the necessary witnesses were present.

Hook and Ladder dance

The Pioneer Hook and Ladder company will give its thirty-fifth annual grand ball Monday evening, January 1. That patrons will have a good time, there is no doubt whatever. You know you will have a good time if you go, and you know that you will go if you get the chance and you certainly will. Above all, don’t forget the date. This is no ordinary affair.

Snowed in

Joe Childers of Ida Bell, near Montezuma, has spent most of the week in Breckenridge, stating that the recent heavy snow-falls have interfered with his work at the mine where the same good ore showing in evidence. Two cars of ore are in readiness for shipping to Denver, but the ore is so thoroughly snowed in that it is probable that it will not reach Denver before spring.

One killed in fire

One was killed in the fire which destroyed the inter-Ocean hotel at Cheyenne.

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