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This Week In History: Flu rages in Dillon; cases are serious

Compiled by the Breckenridge
Heritage Alliance

This week in history as reported by the Summit County Journal 100 years ago — March 22, 1919

Thirty cases of Spanish influenza were reported from Dillon yesterday afternoon by Dr. Graham, county physician, and many of them were in serious condition.

Dr. Graham reported that he found Elizah Giberson’s family and hired help. With the exception of Mr. Giberson, all are ill with the disease. Mrs. Giberson is in very serious condition. This family lives on a ranch near Frisco.

FORCE AT ROYAL TIGER DOUBLES DURING APRIL

“For the first time, let me tell you that the Royal Tiger is going to be the biggest mining camp in Summit County,” said manager John M. Traylor early this week as he was leaving for the East to be gone a few weeks.

“We are continuing to develop a known body of low-grade ores and every day adds to our ore tonnage,” he said. “Work is progressing steadily with 54 men now on the payroll.

SATURDAY SCHOOL TO BE SUSPENDED AFTER TODAY; WORK Brought UP

Saturday sessions of the school will end on March 22, that being the last Saturday on which school will be held this year.

Since January, the first work has been going on Saturday here, as it has been in many other schools all over the country.

HIGH-SCHOOLERS ENTER TONOPAH CLUB TOURNAMENT tonight

Some of the huskier high school boys are working out nightly at the Tonopah club, expecting to participate in the bouts at the G.A.R. ball on Saturday evening. This work is good for them.

A gymnasium there would enable them to keep it up the year-round. Better boys and better schoolwork would result. Of course, some people do not believe that, but the educator realizes the truth of the matter.

DENVER TOURIST BUREAU HAS ATTRACTIVE DISPLAY FEATURING SKI COURSE AT DILLON

Visitors from the Liberty Loan meetings in Denver this week report that the Denver Tourist Bureau has placed a very attractive and interesting display in a conspicuous place in their show window featuring the latest ski tournament and course at Dillon.

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 BreckHeritage.com or call 970-453-9767.


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