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This Week In History: Offers to sell light plant to Breckenridge

Compiled by the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance
This Week in History

This week in history as reported by the Summit County Journal 100 years ago.

The Tonopah Placers Company, owners of the distributing system supplying Breckenridge with electric current, have opened up negotiations with the city officials in which they offered to sell their plant for use in the proposed municipally-owned project.

BANDITS ROB FRISCO BANK MANAGER

Bandits operating in the heart of the business district held up Frank Buckley, federal reserve bank messenger, and robbed him of checks worth thousands of dollars and a small amount of currency. They escaped. Buckley was carrying a suitcase containing the money and checks to the clearing house.

CLIMAX SHIPS CONCENTRATES

It has been reported that the molybdenum concentrates that were stored at Climax during the past winter have been shipped to the eastern market and sold.

With the closing of the big ammunition factories, the demand for molybdenum had ceased temporarily and the Climax company was compelled to store its products.

SIX FOOT TROUT RUNS ELI AWAY FROM FISH POND; GRABS LEG

The Denver News editor comments thusly on a certain fish handed to the news and to the journal by R.J.A. Widward for publication:

“From Breckenridge on the Blue, the deadcenter of the land of golden nuggets, big as hen’s eggs, comes a fish story, the first of the season.

‘The story goes back, as all good stories go a number of years. A prospector, a disciple of Isaak, went a long distance and secured a couple of cans of young trout which he placed in a lake he discovered. Returning last year he went to the lake to find out how his trout were getting along. Perhaps he intended to hook a few.

But he never got a chance to cast his line. In the 30 years that had gone, the trout or their progeny had become organized into a Bolsheviks colony. Things came easy for them; they were in complete control of the lake, the Summit County prospector discovered. The bourgeois pike and other fish were banished; there was nothing to do but live and grow fat.”

SOLDIERS SHOULD NOW HAVE ALL RECEIVED WAR

BONUS; IF NOT, CLAIM SHOULD BE MADE

Advice from the headquarters of the Home Service section of the Red Cross is to the effect that soldiers returned should all now have their war bonus of $60. If this has not been received, soldiers should go to the local chapter of the Red Cross Home Service section.

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 BreckHeritage.com or call 970-453-9767.


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