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This Week in History: Prize waltz at dance tonight

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This Week In History

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

A bunch of the town’s jolly “boys” will give a big dance at the G.A.R. ball tonight, an attractive feature of which will be a prize waltz. Fry’s orchestra will furnish the music.

Local News Notes

OK Gaymon returned form a week’s sojourn to Denver and at once proceeded to his summer retreat at Cataract Lake. On Wednesday he again arrived in town accompanied by Mrs. Gaymon and the Gaymon bungalow on North Main Street is once more one of the town’s social focuses.

Schwed-Howell Wedding

News was received here by telephone of the wedding at Denver of Miss Nellie Schwed, daughter of Mrs. Edward Schwed and William E. Howell, a young miner who has been residing in Leadville only a few months. The wedding took place at the home of the bride’s brother, attorney Walter Schwed, who is of counsel for the state public utilities commission and was formerly in District Attorney Barney L. Whatley’s office at Breckenridge. Mrs. Edward Schwed, mother of the bride, attended the ceremony with her son and the attending friends.

Colorado State News

The tourist movement in Colorado has taken on a tremendous increase in the last 10 days, according to statements made by railroad officials and reports received at the Denver Tourist Bureau.

Latest News Epitomized – From telegraphic Reports That Cover the Week’s Events

The President of the United States has summoned the entire people to patriotic action in a war to safeguard democracy and enforce peace. Each man, woman and child has definite war duties to fulfill.

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