This Week in History: Items gleaned from local mining field |

This Week in History: Items gleaned from local mining field

Compiled by Breckenridge
Heritage Alliance
This Week In History

The milling plant of the Jessie Mine is undergoing a complete overhaul under the charge of Alex Matthieson, the new superintendent. It is thought the mill will be running full force in a few days. The work on the property is now under direct charge of George F. Roth of Rochester, who has been at the mine for the past couple of months.

Repairs at Dredges

J.R. Henderson and Orren Allen, of the Stearns-Rogers Manufacturing company of Denver were in camp the first of the week looking over the dredges of the Tonopah Placers company, for which their company is from time to time furnishing substantial repairs.

Champion Woman Rider Killed

Yielding to the request of her husband, after being urged on by the plaudits of a large crowd in the grandstand at Union park to participate in the women’s bronco busting contest, after she had refused to take part, Mrs. Margaret Wright, 23 years old, champion woman bronco rider of the world, received a fractured skull and internal injuries from which she died at the County Hospital.

Boys are Now U.S. Soldiers

At midnight last Saturday our boys at Camp J.C. Gunter became automatically soldiers of Uncle Sam. This fact seems to have made them even less communicative than they were before. One of them has since written home that they were told all had been accepted for federal service but two, and they had been given two days to put their private belongings in order and send them home in their suitcases. No suitcase has yet arrived.

Mollie B Ships Another Car

Another car of ore was shipped from the Mollie B mine this week. It was the copper, gold-silver grade and is expected to net about 15 to 20 dollars per ton. The leasers are sacking the high-grade bismuth ore that was opened up a short time ago and expect that shipment will soon be ready.

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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