This Week In History: Summit County volunteers to England |

This Week In History: Summit County volunteers to England

Compiled by the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance

This week in history as reported by the Summit County Journal 100 years ago — Sept. 21, 1918

After a long suspense since leaving the United States, word was received yesterday from a number of our boys from Summit County who had arrived safely in England. A number of them send home greetings given to each one of them by King George V on their arrival in that country. While no definite date is given of their arrival on the Emerald Isles, one letter shows that it was Aug. 30 that they received the King’s greeting. They tell of a fine trip across the ocean but send word to the home folks that we people in the United States are not aware of the war. They have encountered conditions even in England that brings home more clearly the sacrifices that must be made in war times.

Sporting news

Jimmy Hanlon of Denver was awarded the decision over Red Dolan of New Orleans in the eighth round of a scheduled 15-round fight at New Orleans, Louisiana. Dolan injured his shoulder in this round. The men are lightweights.

Pithy news notes from all parts of


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.

Miner caught by

cave-in rescued

J. Anderson, a machine drill miner, employed at the Hull City property of the Vindicator mine, was caught by a cave-in of rocks while working on a station on the sixth level. Rescue work was immediately started, and after three hours of labor, communication was established with Anderson, who was uninjured save for minor contusions. An air pipe was forced through the debris and a rescue crew got Anderson out.

Bandits shoot


Chief of Detectives John W. Rowan was killed and Policeman John D. Riley was wounded in a battle with a band of bandits who terrorized Denver and Colorado Springs Friday. Frank Lewis was taken into custody at Palmer Lake as one of the bandits, Roy Sherrill and a woman were captured at Sedalia. When the automobile, containing four people, was held up, a running fight ensued and two men escaped. The prisoners were taken to Denver for safekeeping.

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