This Week in History: Activity in Summit County camps continues |

This Week in History: Activity in Summit County camps continues

Compiled by the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance

This week in history as reported by the Summit County Journal 100 years ago — Oct. 26, 1918

The old Brooks-Snyder property on Shock Hill is showing up some high-grade gold and silver bearing ores under the energetic efforts of Lessee Morgan, who has made several small shipments recently that have returned big pay. The “streak” is said to be about four inches in thickness and follows the quartzite uphill.


The Royal Tiger Mines, which is working the old IXL mine and another mining property in Swan valley, is figuring on putting in a large concentration plant to reduce the ore from the big 50-foot-wide to a shipping grade of concentrates. The company has quite a town near the mine with a store and a school for the children of its married employees.

Time to Move Clock Back Tonight

After trying to “save an hour” of daylight for six months, the time will be set back an hour tonight at 2 a.m. to catch up for the winter hour which was pushed ahead March 31 last.

This law, adopted by congress early in the year, provides that time shall be changed in the fall at 2 a.m. on the last Sunday of October each year. It changes in the spring on March 31 of each year.

Pneumonia Claims

mrs. warren This Week

The entire community was both shocked and grieved Thursday morning, Oct. 24, to hear of the death of Mrs. Nellie McAdoo Warren, the wife of Winfred M. Warren and a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. H. McAdoo, who died at her residence in the home of her grandmother, Mrs. R.M. Hardy. Mrs. Warren had been ill for about a week, but owing to the fact that her children had been stricken with severe colds, was unable to give herself proper attention, and pneumonia was the result. She gave birth to a child a short time before death claimed her. The baby will be buried with her.

Girls Herding Sheep

Herding sheep — the loneliest job in the world — is the latest industry to attract women. Wyoming ranchers have given so many men to the war that sheepherders are very scarce. Hence Misses Lulu Munson, Belle Pattison and Grace Keenan, Campbell County lasses, have become shepherdesses at a wage of $50 a month and “found.” They have been employed by B.J. Reno and each girl acts as a guardian to 2,500 “woolies.” These girls are said to be the first feminine sheepherders in the United States.

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

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