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This Week In History: Pupils doing war work

Compiled by the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance

This week in history as reported by the Summit County Journal 100 years ago — Sept. 28, 1918

This week the high school is taking a systematic study of the Great War. Textbooks have been secured from the National Security League and the work is going forward in each of the six classes. It is being given in connection with history and English. This adds to the interest in all these courses and gives students that indispensable knowledge necessary to fit them for citizenship.

$80,000 worth of sheep shipped this week

Last Sunday, 4,000 head of sheep were shipped from the Summit County ranges. These were estimated to be worth almost $50,000 and were loaded at Dillon after a summer’s range on the mountains near Montezuma. They were destined to the stockyards at Denver. On Thursday this week, a second shipment consisting of about 2,000 head was made from Summit County, this time originating at Wheeler in the Ten Mile Canyon. This bunch of sheep had ranged on the Ten Mile Range, sometimes being on the Breckenridge side of the range and at other times on the west side of the range. These two herds of sheep are estimated to be worth about $80,000 and required six trips of three engines to take them from Breckenridge to Boreas.

Pithy news notes from all parts of Colorado

The vault of the Colorado constabulary used for storing bootleg whiskey confiscated when making arrests contains 800 more bottles than it did. Four persons who were bringing the liquor into Colorado from Wyoming escaped, after a chase that extended more than 100 miles and ended at the Wyoming line.


A drum corps of Colorado veterans of the Civil war was organized at a meeting of veteran musicians of Denver. It will be known as the Colorado Veterans’ Guard drum corps.

Sporting news

With girls entering almost every line of work, it is not surprising to see the announcement at Cleveland, Ohio, of the imminent coming of a bowling alley where all the pin setters will be girls. Early practice with the girl setters is said to show them as active at the work as boys.

Blizzard visits San Juan region

Trainmen report a blizzard raging on Marshall pass and that the San Juan region is again covered with snow.

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 970-453-9767.

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