This Week in History: It will probably be a light vote |

This Week in History: It will probably be a light vote

Compiled by the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance

This week in history as reported by the Summit County Journal 100 years ago — Nov. 2, 1918

Owing to the prevailing epidemic of the flu, the vote cast at the polls next Tuesday will probably be the smallest in many years. Not many Breckenridge families have escaped and many will not feel like exposing themselves for the purpose of exercising their rights of suffrage.


Keep the Children at Home

While the present epidemic is on, parents should see that the children are kept closely at home and not allowed to mingle with others or be on the streets. This does not mean they should be kept in closed rooms. Fresh air is one of the best preventatives. In fact, it is the best. Children should be allowed in the house yards or let to play in rooms of the house with windows wide open.

Winter Sports Club at Dillon

A club has recently been organized in Dillon under the name of Summit County Wintersports Club, where also the use of a large hill has been secured.

The introduction of this club is the introduction of the ski sport as an art as well as a pleasure, and not merely as a compulsory means of communication as it heretofore has been.

It is well known that the ski sport is beyond doubt the healthiest sport of all, and for young people as well as old.

First Snowstorm of Season

The snowfall of the latter part of last week was further augmented in the first of the week until about fifteen inches covered the ground.

Those who claim to know state that this should be a great benefit in checking the epidemic of influenza that is sweeping the community. At least it is a very good thing for the local water supply and assures a sufficient supply of water for the winter’s use.

Bids Wanted

Bids wanted to sink a shaft at the Jessie Mine. Will receive bids to sink shaft 100 feet and at least 100 feet drifting and crosscutting from the bottom of the shaft. Will furnish electric hoist, pumps and full equipment installed ready for sinking shaft. I to furnish timber, contractor to frame and place same size of shaft 5 feet by 9 feet inside of timber. Contractor to pay for electric power for hoist pump and compressor. For full information see Frank I. Schrack at mine.

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 970-453-9767.

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