This Week In History: Frost plays havoc with water pipes of town and in homes
This week in history as reported by the Summit County Journal 100 years ago — March 1, 1919
Without their usual protection of a surface covering of snow, the water pipes of the town of Breckenridge and of its residents are being frozen and broken by the frost which is said to be penetrating the ground to a greater depth than for five winters past.
TWO BRECKENRIDGE LADS REACH NEW YORK
Word was received here this morning of the recent arrival in New York of John Foster and Robert Gore. It is thought both men will be sent to Fort Logan for demobilization.
SURROUNDING TOWNS JOIN IN EXPLOITATING SKI TOURNEY AT DILLON
According to an announcement made in Steamboat Springs newspapers, ski enthusiasts and fans will not be content with the one tournament that is being held in that city, but will come from there to Dillon for the event scheduled March 8 and 9.
One event that promises to receive considerable attention will be a cross-country trek from Steamboat to Dillon, a marathon not frequently attempted in Colorado.
GOLD BELT COMPANY TO WORK MINES TO EAST OF BRECKENRIDGE
The Gold Belt Mining Company has been organized recently for the purpose of operating the rich property situated on Brewery Hill near the north slope of Farncomb Hill, east of Breckenridge about 5 miles, and adjoining the well-known Farncomb Hill, said to have been a good dividend payer.
TONOPAH WORKS CLOSE SUNDAY IN HONOR OF COMPANY PRESIDENT; DIED ON FRIDAY
Announcement of the death of the president of the various Tonopah companies, D.G. Austin on Friday morning was received by the local offices of the Tonopah Placer companies.
Mr. Austin was a mining developer on a large scale and much progress of the industry is credited to his activity. He headed companies with vast holdings in Colorado, Nevada, Idaho and Central America.
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