This week in history July 25, 1921: New traffic code implemented, Breckenridge wins a baseball game and Emma Sperry is buried |

This week in history July 25, 1921: New traffic code implemented, Breckenridge wins a baseball game and Emma Sperry is buried

Japan is taking its periodical census, and photographed are clerks in the Tokyo office counting residents.
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This week in history as reported by The Summit County Journal the week of July 23, 1921:

Colorado’s new traffic code is now in effect

People under 15 cannot drive cars on public highways, according to a new statewide traffic code now in effect. If convicted, the person will receive a fine of $300 or 30 days in jail.

The bill also provides speed limits for practically all conditions of driving. On a normal highway, the limit is 35 mph. The limit becomes 20 mph on mountain roads. You can only go 12 mph on mountain curves, or 18 mph on all other curves.

The law also states how to properly pass vehicles, that driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol is prohibited, and what lights are required.

Mrs. Emma Sperry buried at Dillon

Mrs. Emma Sperry, who had died in her home in Dillon on July 14, was buried at the Dillon community church on July 16. The services filled the church to capacity. Sperry was born in Muncie, Indiana, 60 years ago and she came out with her first husband and two children in what where the Blue River valley’s pioneer days.

She married Freeman W. Sperry in 1890 and had five children. Sperry had a livery business and did mail-stage contracting, operating both the Dillon-Kremmling and Dillon-Montezuma stage lines. He died last year.

Mrs. Sperry’s health became impaired many years ago, but she fought a brave fight and managed to keep on her feet and supervise the family affairs until very shortly before her death.

Breckenridge wins baseball game against Buena Vista

Breckenridge easily won the baseball game against Buena Vista held last Saturday on the local diamond. The game proved to be very loose and the score was 17-8 in favor of Breckenridge. Judging from attendance, Breckenridge fans are still in no mood for baseball as the stands were practically empty.

Local news notes from all around Summit County

  • Carl Anderson, superintendent of the Summit County Power Co.’s plant in Dillon, visited Breckenridge on Tuesday.
  • W.P. Knorr of Lakeside accompanied County Commissioner Lindstrom on his last motor trip to Breckenridge on Wednesday.
  • Miss Marjorie Shrock arrived from Denver the other day to join her relatives, the C.A. Finding family.
  • E.C. Sutton of Montezuma arrived to Breckenridge last Saturday and is spending a week visiting friends and attending to business matters.
  • G. A. Maitland of the Summit County Journal staff left last Sunday for Denver, having resigned from his position on the Journal.

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