This Week In History: Ski jumpers expect to make world record |

This Week In History: Ski jumpers expect to make world record

Compiled by the Breckenridge
Heritage Alliance

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

Failing to make official records at the Steamboat Springs ski tournament recently held at that place, in spite of the fact that jumps 212 and 209 feet were made by Lars and Anders Haugen, four professionals are now at Dillon awaiting an opportunity to test their skill on the new course prepared there by the Summit County Winter Sports club, all of whom are confident their disappointment will be dispelled with new world records, established tomorrow.


The district court held a review today to hear a plea of District Attorney Whatley for permission to file information against Breckenridge men charged with gambling, with the arraigning of them before the court’s regular session.

The gamblers were brought before the county court here a few weeks ago and the case thrown out of court when Judge Fall sustained the defendants’ plea that information had not been properly filed.


According to tentative estimates furnished by George T. Prince, electrical engineer of Denver, following a one-day survey and study of the conditions confronting Breckenridge, a municipal electrical distributing system will cost the city in the neighborhood of $14,000.

Invitation of KING TO DINNER

An invitation to King Albert of Belgium to attend the annual dinner of the Rocky Mountain Club in New York on April 8, the anniversary of the king’s birthday, has been cabled to Herbert Hoover in Paris, with the request that Mr. Hoover deliver the invitation. The governors of the Western states with which the club is identified, and who are ex-officio vice presidents of the organization, are also expected to be present.


A.D. Kenyon and associates of Denver have bought in Red Mountain Incline railway at Manitou from Richard Clough of Colorado Springs. The consideration was not made public, but it is understood to be approximately $25,000. The sale includes the right of way up Red mountain, the terminals and all the cars and trackage of the company.

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