Colorado gold rush history: Nov. 23-27, 1915
Special to the Daily
This week in history as reported by the Summit County Journal 100 years ago, the week of Nov. 23-27, 1915.
Mrs. Minnie Bruchs was seriously injured last Saturday morning when she slipped and fell as she was mounting the step at the Thompson store. Both bones of the left limb were broken at the ankle, the fracture necessitating her removal to a Denver hospital in order that she might benefit by thorough surgical facilities.
She was placed aboard the train a short time after the accident and taken to St. Luke’s hospital, accompanied by her son-in-law, Wallace Criley. An X-ray examination of the injury was made Tuesday evening, disclosing the fact that both bones were broken. She suffered much pain since the accident but maintains a cheerful and hopeful spirit.
Miss Enid Markey, born at Dillon, a resident of this county many years, a niece of Mrs. O. K. Gaymon of Breckenridge, and well-known by many Summit County people, has attained a notable position in the moving picture world and ranks among the leading artists of the profession.
Current numbers of magazines and other illustrated publications which devote much space and attention to the theatrical profession and the moving picture world are printing many elaborate pictures of Miss Markey in various poses, and moving picture publications are most enthusiastic concerning the girl who once lived back here in the hills, whose talent is carrying her along the high road to success.
As a mining region, Summit County is behaving like a newly discovered territory, instead of remaining sedate and dignified as it should, after nearly a half century of ore production. One would almost suppose that prospectors were running helter skelter hereabouts, enthused with the spirit that permeates those who have flocked to a new camp where sensational discoveries are arousing the mining world to wonder and excitement.
The state highway commission has appropriated $10,000 to be used by Clear Creek county in the constructions of a road between Idaho Springs and Central City. Half of this amount will be available for expenditure next year, and the rest in 1917.
Disappointed because she had missed her train to Pueblo, Mrs. Alva H. Ireland, 50, took a seat next to a little girl in the crowded Santa Fe waiting room here, drew a .38-caliber revolver and shot herself through the head. She died in a few minutes.
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