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Walking Tour

Do you believe in the paranormal?

Join the BHA for a paranormal investigation in one of the town’s oldest homes. Many guides and visitors have reported strange happenings in the house and several believe the  spirit of a former resident still lingers there. Reservations are required – CLICK HERE for more information and tickets.

Milne Park Upgrade Designs

The Breckenridge Heritage Alliance is considering upgrades to the existing Milne Park located at the corner of Lincoln and Harris Streets. If you missed the open house, please feel free to review these two design concepts and email comments to info@breckheritage.com. CONCEPT A  CONCEPT B

Call for Nominations for the Theobald Award!

The Breckenridge Heritage Alliance is pleased to announce the 4th annual Theobald Award and will be accepting nominations through May 1st. This award will honor a person, business or project that has made an outstanding contribution the preservation of Breckenridge’s history. CLICK HERE for more information about the award including nomination criteria and the nomination form.

Blog Posts

17 March

This Week in Breck History: March 16-20, 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 Empire Zinc company of Howe, Illinois is buying the output of the Wellington. The mines and the mills of the Wellington company are now in splendid condition and giving satisfactory returns.

Tuesday

George C. Smith is a master in the art of window dressing and had an appropriate window on St. Patrick’s day. The high…

09 March

This Week in Breck History: March 9-13, 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

Present conditions, in the financial world, should stimulate claim owners to greater efforts in the opening of gold bearing properties. If there ever was a time when gold mining should flourish and prosper we have it with us now.

Tuesday

It is in the duty of all who are interested in the welfare of the Breckenridge…

02 March

This Week in Breck History: March 2-6, 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

In the next few months, but not later than May 1st, the Tonopah Placer company will begin construction of a half-million dollar hydro-electric power plant. A dam will be built at Mohawk Lakes and the water piped to a point near the company’s office.

Tuesday

The American doctor who is denouncing the bath as an evil…

23 February

This Week in Breck History: February 23-27, 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

A letter to the editor from H.J. Reiling, President of the French Gulch Dredging Co., contradicted Ben Stanley Revett’s claim to have obtained patents for the first gold dredging claim in Montana. The following is an excerpt from this letter. “This is absolutely false as I was president of the first company that installed a dredge…

16 February

This Week in Breck History: February 16-20, 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 Board of County Commissioners met in regular session as per adjournment. Bids opened for the construction of a wooden wagon bridge, and grading road to connect with same, at a point on the Blue River where the wagon bridge stood prior to the crossing of the Tonopah’s dredge five miles north of Breckenridge.

Tuesday

The…