100 years ago in Summit County history: A fond farewell to a Breckenridge boy bound for military service
This week in history as reported by the Summit County Journal 100 years ago, the week of May 27 through June 2.
Robert Williams goes to enlist
With his parents and other relatives, and many friends at the train to bid him a fond farewell, another Breckenridge young man — Robert Williams — left Thursday for Denver, where he went for the purpose of offering his services to his country as a soldier, or sailor, having not fully decided as to what branch of service he would enter. He had just finished his high school work, and this important stage in his life reached, he was ready to do the thing that inspires all Americans — fight for his country when fighting is necessary. Robert is one of the best known young men in Breckenridge and every citizen will watch his progress with truly anxious concern.
Marriage of Carl Ecklund
Carl Ecklund, a former Breckenridge resident, brother of Mrs. Theodore Knorr, was married May 14 to Miss Nina Parker at the home of the bride’s sister in Salt Lake City, Utah. Mr. Ecklund now lives in Circleville, Utah, also the home of his bride and where they returned after a brief honeymoon in the Utah capital.
Rich ore in King Solomon
F.C. Dinsmore, president of the King Solomon Mining and Tunnel Company, whose properties are located a short distance above Frisco, left for Denver Thursday, carrying with him samples of ore recently found in the long tunnel. During a brief stop of the train here, he exhibited the ore, a glance at which was sufficient to establish its identity as very rich material. Assays are now being made, and it is expected that high values in lead, gold, copper and silver will be demonstrated. The ore was presented to the view of the day shift of miners as it went to work Thursday morning, having been uncovered by the show of the preceding shift. The streak clings to the hanging wall and is twenty-two inches wide. The scene of the strike is in a slope on the No. 11 vein, near the breast of the mile-long tunnel, 2,000 feet under ground.
Denver mining men investigate
Dr. G.P. Howard, auditor and director of the Mutual Co-Operative Mining company of Kokomo, and F.E. Gibson, president and manager of the same company, were in town looking over mining interests this week. Dr. Howard is also interested in the Midwest company, which is operating the Iron Mask here. While in the Denver office Dr. Howard is a very busy man; he keeps affairs of all the companies with which he is associated in such a way that any stockholder dropping into his office, can get all the information he may desire concerning his company.
The Mutual company has closed down temporarily owing to the depth of the snow at the mine. All the ore bins have been filled and every possible place in the mine has been blocked up with broken ore. It is impossible to get the ore to the railroad, but as soon as the road is open to the mine, the ore will be shipped and work will again be resumed.
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