This Week In History: New mining developments on Shock Hill surpass anything in this district for months |

This Week In History: New mining developments on Shock Hill surpass anything in this district for months

Compiled by the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance

This week in history as reported by the Summit County Journal 100 years ago — Feb. 8, 1919

An increase of operations on the mines of Shock Hill together with new developments marks a progress in this section of the Summit County mining activities said to be as great as the developments of the entire Breckenridge district for the past four or five years.

Warning to All Water Users

You are hereby notified that the running of faucets wide open in the town of Breckenridge must be stopped.

Water is getting low in the reservoir and fire protection is consequently inadequate.

You are also notified and requested that in case of a fire alarm all faucets must be entirely closed off.

Pupils of Breckenridge School Enter Work in Modern Health Crusade

With one exception all the schools of the county have renewed their memberships to the Junior Red Cross, and it is expected that this school will renew in the very near future.

Short Season in Repair Work on Gold Dredges; Operations Resume Soon

Weather conditions which have been ideal for repair work on the gold dredges in the Breckenridge district have caused the shortest period of lullness in operations for a number of years, and indications point to an early start on all dredges.

Council Takes Up Matter of Power Plan

The matter of investigating the cost and advisability of installing a municipal power system for the city of Breckenridge was taken up by the members of city council last Tuesday evening and a committee of three was appointed by the mayor to determine the cost of installation, operating expenses probable revenue and sources form which to obtain power for the proposed plant.

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 or call 970-453-9767.

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