This week in history July 16, 1921: Loveland Pass road could be a boon to Summit County, Ella Howard throws a costume party
This week in history as reported by The Summit County Journal the week of July 16, 1921:
Loveland Pass road has many advantages, support from the east and west
Summit County commissioners, Breckenridge citizens and members of the Dillon Chamber of Commerce journeyed to the top of Loveland Pass last Sunday. They found the old road in bad repair and lots of work would be needed to put it in shape for car traffic.
However, many of those who made the trip believe that a passable road will only cost between $1,500 to $2,000. It is estimated that the road will have only a 4% grade.
People praised the scenic beauty of the highway and the advantage of the short route to Denver will probably soon make it one of the most popular highways in the state.
James H. Myers contributes $500 to build Loveland Pass road
James H. Myers is authorized by the Vulcan Tunnel Co., the Mineral Point Tunnel and Mining Co. and the King Solomon Mining syndicate to contribute $500 in cash or labor to the opening of Loveland Pass road.
Myers states that every mining claim in Summit County will double in value due to the completion of the road. He said Loveland Pass was the shortest, easiest grade path for freight wagons and stages going in either direction. He added that it was always open, never blocked by snow, rock or landslides while other passes were generally closed to traffic at least six months every winter and spring.
Miss Ella Howard gives party of unusual interest
Miss Ella Howard threw an unusual costume party Wednesday evening. The event took the form of a reunion of the Perey Jones family, known among the high school girls for several years. Three of the original Jones family members were home visiting their parents in Breckenridge, so the reunion was one in fact as well as in fancy.
White satin ribbons extended from the wild rose centerpiece of the beautifully decorated table to each plate. When each guest drew a streamer they found a miniature bride with a card announcing the engagement of Howard and Lloyd Mills.
Howard is a Breckenridge High School graduate and went to the Agricultural College at Fort Collins. She taught high school in Craig for two years. Mills is a successful businessman in Craig.
Toasts were given wishing much happiness for the bride-to-be whom they love so much and all had spent a very jolly evening.
Local news notes from all around Summit County
- J.E. Hopkins and children returned from Denver last Sunday, making the trip via Hoosier Pass.
- J.A. Theobald drove Sheriff Detwiler and Roy Ritter to Buena Vista last Sunday. Ritter was committed to the reformatory for rifling the cash register at Baron’s store on July 5. The money was recovered from Ritter and he was lodged in the county jail.
- W.J. Radford and son made a trip to Denver last Saturday, going via The Gold Trail, and returned Wednesday over the same route.
- J.G. Goodier is convalescing from a serious illness, but was able to make the trip back home from Denver on Wednesday in the regular passenger coach.
- John Leuthold returned to Breckenridge last Sunday. Mr. Leuthold arrived in New York from across the Atlantic early in the month and had made plans for a visit to the national capital. The excessive heat, however, brought back a longing for the cool air of the mountains and he lost no time in getting back to Colorado.
- Rev. W. G. Burchard, pastor of the Baptist church in Westean, Kansas, with family were guests in Breckenridge for several days this week. Their car ceased to operate just outside the city while coming down the “Gold Trail.” It was necessary to have it towed and before repairs could be made, parts had to be obtained from Denver.
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