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Walking Tour

Tea Time!

The days are getting colder and the snow is falling and that means it’s time for the BHA’s winter holiday Victorian Tea series. Join us on Saturday afternoons after Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s for a historic walking tour and victorian tea service. Learn about the lives of socialites Mr. William and Katie Briggle and then join “Katie” in her lovely Victorian home for homemade treats and tea. Reservations required – CLICK HERE for more details and tickets.

Blog Posts

17 November

This Week in Breck History: November 17-21, 1914

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

J.H Johnson, an employee of the Tonopah Company is in the county hospital recovering from severe bruises as the result of falling off a flume located near the Wellington. He was cleaning ice from the flume when he slipped and fell. See the relics of Breckenridge’s rich mining heritage and the mining equipment and tools used by…

10 November

This Week in Breck History: November 10-14, 1914

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

Necessary repairs were made on the Reiling Dredge of the French Gulch Dredging company. The boat has been cleaning up $25,000 to $30,000 per month ($597,000 to $714,000 in 2014!) See the relics of Breckenridge’s rich mining heritage and the mining equipment and tools used by taking a guided hike.

Tuesday

The entire state of Massachusetts…

03 November

This Week in Breck History: November 3-7, 1914

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

During the first three days of this month, there were four gold bricks having a value of $63,000 (almost $1.5 million in 2014!) shipped from the Breckenridge District to the US Mint in Denver. See the relics of Breckenridge’s rich mining heritage and the mining equipment and tools used by taking a guided hike.

Tuesday

Miss…

27 October

This Week in Breck History: October 27-31, 1914

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

Monday

Some small mischievous boys came down from the mining property above Frisco and claimed to have broken twenty panes of glass, destroyed ten gallons of sulphuric acid and broken some of the machinery. A lack of matches prevented injury from the powder, fuses and caps also stored at the site.

Join a Behind Swinging Doors Saloon…

21 October

This Week in History: October 20-24, 1914

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

Monday

Do those who advocate the absolute prohibition of the manufacture and sale of all alcoholic liquors realize the seriousness of the social and economic crisis that would be precipitated by such legislation? Are they aware of the fact that not less than three million people and their properties valued in the aggregate at perhaps two billion…