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Ski Through History with the BHA!

On Fridays join a local expert for an afternoon of skiing or snowboarding on the slopes of the Breckenridge Ski Resort to learn about the colorful history of skiing in this quaint mountain town. CLICK HERE for more info and tickets; reservations required by Thursday at 12pm.

Blog Posts

26 January

This Week in Breck History: January 26-30, 1915

As reported by the “Summit County Journal” and “Breckenridge Bulletin” 100 years ago and brought to you by the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance today!

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Monday

Every precaution must be taken to avoid fire during the current water shortage. The matter has become serious enough to warrant Mayor Fischer calling for a meeting and asking volunteers to go into the hills on a search for water.

Tuesday

State High School Visitor Cook stated that the cost per pupil was among the highest…

19 January

This Week in Breck History: January 19-23, 1915

As reported by the “Summit County Journal” and “Breckenridge Bulletin” 100 years ago and brought to you by the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance today!

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Monday

Miss Mattie Edwards was married in Leadville to Fred Stuthman, Jr., an employee of the Yak tunnel. Mrs. Stuthman was formerly a teacher at the Ninth Street School and is renowned for her singing in the church choir.

Tuesday

The Dunkin lessees have received another grub stake from Dame Fortune in the form of another big…

13 January

This Week in Breck History: January 12-16, 1915

As reported by the “Summit County Journal” and “Breckenridge Bulletin” 100 years ago and brought to you by the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance today!

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Monday

Honorable W.W. Webster, a noted pioneer of Summit County, died at the advanced age of 79. He was one of the largest cattlemen, as well as engaged in lumber, and the general mercantile business in Montezuma.

Tuesday

State High School Inspector Cook came in on Monday’s train from Denver. This is Mr. Cook’s first visit to…

05 January

This Week in Breck History: January 5-9, 1915

As reported by the “Summit County Journal” and “Breckenridge Bulletin” 100 years ago and brought to you by the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance today!

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Monday

The year 1914 was one of the most prosperous in Colorado’s history as the figures given herewith amply attest, and the prospects for 1915 are much brighter.

Tuesday

Colorado ranks twenty fourth among the states of the Union in the number of automobiles owned, having 17,850 machines!

Wednesday

The general good cheer that is prevalent among…

29 December

This Week in Breck History: December 29, 1914 – January 02, 1915

As reported by the “Summit County Journal” and “Breckenridge Bulletin” 100 years ago and brought to you by the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance today!

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Monday

Summit County is nearly in the center of the great sulphide belt which crosses Colorado. The actions of the elements has largely freed the gold contained in the lodes and ledges. One boat is working in Swan valley and averages approximately $1,500 to $2,000 ($35,000- $46,700 in 2014!) per twenty four hour day of actual mining…