This Week in History: ‘All’s ready for gala time on Labor Day’ |

This Week in History: ‘All’s ready for gala time on Labor Day’

Compiled by Breckenridge Heritage Alliance
This Week in History

This week in history as reported by the Summit County Journal 100 years ago.

Posters will soon announce the grand celebration that is to be held in Breckenridge on Labor Day. The committee has been busy planning all sorts of amusements and these plans are now completed. Everything has been done to secure the celebration of success. The Colorado & Southern Railroad company has offered rides from all points along the line and visitors are expected from far and near.


German airplanes which raided the southeast coast of England Sunday had London on their objective, but British airplanes blocked them. Two raiders were brought down by English flyers. Berlin admits the loss of two machines and Amsterdam reports that a German machine was forced to land in Dutch territory.

When the draft army is assembled women will take a lot of the jobs left vacant by the soldiers. Miss Julia Corliss of Georgia, believes that some of the schools and colleges will even have to call on women football coaches, so she is taking a course in coaching.


The Dillon school is to have added to the curriculum a two-year commercial course, including typewriting. It will run through the ninth and 10th grades. Which indicates that District Eight now has a wide awake and enterprising school board.


While returning from Dillon with a bunch of horses that he had taken down there to be shoed, D.A. Lee, the liveryman met with an accident that took him to the hospital. Not far below Breckenridge some of the horses had departed from the road, and in an effort to bring them back, the horse Lee was riding stepped into a hole and fell. Lee landed underneath him and sustained a broken collarbone and three broken ribs. While the injuries were painful and will prevent exertion for some time, Lee will be able to be about his place of business in a day or two.

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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