This week in Summit County history: Denver people greatly interested in Breckenridge
January 30, 2016
This week in history as reported by the Summit County Journal 100 years ago, the week of Feb. 1-5, 1915.
C. L. Westerman returned on Saturday's belated train from Denver where he spent a month on business relating to his mining interests. Denver he says is not manifesting a notable degree of prosperity, though there seems to be an awakening in financial and industrial circles which portends good for the mining industry.
One needs to wander from home occasionally, says Mr. Westerman, to realize how really prosperous and substantial his home town is. In Breckenridge, there is evidence of content and success that does not make its appearance in Denver, where employment is scarce and many people are facing serious problems. On the contrary, this camp has few idle men and none is idle unless he chooses.
Tonopah dredge No. 3 closed down the first of the week after making a substantial clean-up amounting to several thousand dollars which was duly forwarded to its proper place at the mint. The close-down is for the purpose of making needed repairs as soon as completed, resumption of gold saving will be under way again.
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