This Week In History: Wellington to shut down in April
This week in history as reported by the Summit County Journal 100 years ago — March 15, 1919
Announcement was made from the local offices of the Wellington Mines company last Thursday that mill and mining operations on their properties east of Breckenridge would be suspended indefinitely beginning early in April.
Unprofitable mining and milling operations due to increased smelting costs, low prices paid for concentrates, increased freight rates and labor costs with no immediate prospects of a removal of these conditions, are given by R.M. Henderson, manager of the Wellington Mines company, as the reason for suspension of work here.
WORLD RECORD SKI JUMP MADE AT DILLON SUNDAY
Anders Haugen beat the world’s record for long-distance ski jumping at Dillon last Sunday during the tournament of the Summit County Winter Sports club when he covered a distance of 213 feet, 10 feet more than had ever before been officially recorded.
PITHY NEWS NOTES FROM ALL PARTS OF COLORADO
In Leadville’s second fatal mining accident, William Germon, 22, a cager employed at the Mikado shaft, was instantly killed when he fell 1,200 feet from the cage to the bottom of the sump. Every bone in his body was broken.
SUMMIT COUNTY UNDERGROUND TEASURES NOT YET SCRATCHED
The metals and mining possibilities here exhausted? “Why, the underground resources of this county have not even been scratched,” was the statement made recently by a large mine operator with interests in Summit County who, for reasons of his own, has asked that his name not be mentioned.
In the large city, the most of folks do not know their next door neighbor. The result is that there is no place so lonely as a large city.
Sometimes there is danger of the same condition creeping into smaller places, hence a community social.
A place and hour where all are at home, all are welcome, all contribute to each other’s pleasure out of a good will that helps to make life pleasant and agreeable.
The community social at the Masonic Hall next Thursday evening, March 20 beginning at 7:30, is with this intent.
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 BreckHeritage.com or call 970-453-9767.
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