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A boy stands in the snowy landscape outside the wood frame schoolhouse on Harris Street in Breckenridge

A boy stands in the snowy landscape outside the schoolhouse on Harris Street in Breckenridge, Colorado, circa 1898. Built in 1882, the two-story wood frame schoolhouse featured a bell and cupola centered on the simple gable roof and a shed addition on the south side. Brick chimneys rise from both gable ends and sash windows are pedimented throughout. Next door is a side gable frame house. In the foreground is a wooden sidewalk running along the east side of Harris Street. The schoolhouse was torn down and replaced with a brick structure in 1909.

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A dog asleep in the parlor room of Charles A. and Martha (Silverthorn) Finding's house on Main Street, Breckenridge

A dog is asleep on the carpeted floor of the parlor in Charles A. and Martha (Silverthorn) Finding's house on Main Street in Breckenridge, Colorado. Circa 1893. The room is furnished with area rugs, a secretary desk, a bookcase and a wicker rocking chair in the bay window. Anchoring the room is an ornate cast iron parlor stove. Decorative items throughout include framed pictures and photographs, porcelain plates supported on easels, seashells and vases. Doilies, antimacassars and tasseled cloth runners cover chair backs and tables and heavy tasseled curtains drape the opening to the adjacent music room. A large book is displayed on a metal book stand, probably the Family Bible.

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A man at his desk in the office of the Colorado Telephone Company in Breckenridge

A man sits in a chair facing away from his desk inside the Colorado Telephone Company in Breckenridge, Colorado. Circa 1899-1920s. On the desk are books, stacks of papers, inkwells and a candlestick telephone (also known as upright desk stands). The carpeted office is also furnished with typewriter desk with a typewriter on top, a wood secretary filled with books, and a bookstand. Taxidermy, two framed "State of Colorado Certificate of Authority" documents, and a hand crank telephone (or telegraph) hang on the wallpapered wall. The company began providing service to Breckenridge in 1899.

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A woman poses at a mining structure east of Breckenridge

A woman smiles as she sits on a piece of board placed across the wooden beams of a mine structure east of Breckenridge, Colorado. Circa 1890s. She wears a straw boater style hat, high collared shirtwaist, and ankle length skirt with matching jacket. The jacket has a button front and puffed sleeves. The snow covered peaks of the Tenmile Range are in the background.

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Agnes and Charline Finding pose with friends and dogs at the Silverthorn's house on Main Street, Breckenridge

Well-dressed young women and one young man pose with dogs on the covered front porch of Judge Marshall and Agnes (Ralston) Silverthorn's house on Main Street in Breckenridge, Colorado. Circa 1910s. The two women sitting on the porch's lower steps may be the Silverthorn's granddaughters, Agnes Eleanor Finding (left, in a contrasting vertical stripe dress and cradling a small dog) and her sister Charline Antoinette (right, wearing a dark dress with white paneled front and a large brimmed hat with white plumes). Between them, sitting on the top step, is a girl holding a puppy on her lap and a large dog. Another woman sits on a chair by the front door, her gloved hands folded across her lap. A bicycle leans against a chair in the lawn.

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An elderly man with a cane outside a storefront on Main Street, Breckenridge, circa after 1912

An elderly man wearing a beret leans on his cane outside a store on Main Street, Breckenridge, Colorado. Circa after 1912, when the wooden sidewalks were replaced by concrete. The storefront windows advertise "Cigars - Tobacco & Candles - Newsstand". Inside the doorway, a tall glass tabletop cabinet with a curved glass front displays merchandise. More items are displayed in the windows, including card mount photographs on easels.

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Band members pose outside Fireman's Hall on Main Street, Breckenridge

Band members pose for a group portrait in front of Fireman's Hall on Main Street, Breckenridge, Colorado. Circa 1900s. They wear uniforms buttoned up the front with shoulder epaulettes; some of the men are dressed in dark suits and necktie. Behind them, parked in front of the large open bay is a convertible automobile decorated with a flag. To the left is the Livery and Feed Store. People are gathered on the wooden sidewalk, including a woman with a baby carriage.

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Breckenridge Band outside Fireman's Hall, Main Street, Breckenridge

Breckenridge Band members kneel or stand with their musical instruments on the wooden sidewalk in front of Fireman's Hall on Main Street, Breckenridge, Colorado. Circa 1890s-1900s. Star patterned bunting decorates the open bay and flags on poles hang inside. The band members wear boater or fedora style hats, neckties and white, long sleeved collared shirts tucked into belted white pants. Some of the men have suitcoats. Instruments include: trumpets, drums, horns.

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Brick schoolhouse with a freestanding wood bell tower on Harris Street in Breckenridge

Schoolhouse on the corner of Lincoln Avenue and Harris Street in Breckenridge, Colorado sometime after it was built in 1908. Two people stand near one of the two entrances on the east side of the three story brick building. On the front lot is a tall, freestanding wood frame bell tower with bell. The brick building served as the Breckenridge Public School between 1909 and 1961.

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Concrete sidewalks line Main Street, Breckenridge, circa after 1912

Buildings fronted with concrete sidewalks line both sides of Main Street in Breckenridge, Colorado, looking north. Circa after 1912. Utility poles line the east side of the dirt packed street. Across the street, two men and a dog stand outside the building adjacent to Evans Pharmacy. To the right is the Denver Hotel. The balcony and covered portico has been removed and boards are placed across the second floor doors. Next is a front gable two and half story frame building, then Bruch's Barbershop and Store with a barber pole out front. Further north is the Silverthorn Hotel.

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Conrad L. Westerman's house on French Street in Breckenridge

Conrad Leslie (C.L.) Westerman's house on French Street, between Lincoln and Carter Avenues, in Breckenridge, Colorado. The two-story front gable wood frame home with bay window faced south. Covered front porch trimmed with decorative brackets. Two women sit on each gate post at the entrance to the home while three smartly dressed men lean on the fence. A wooden sidewalk runs along the front of the property and abruptly ends in dirt.

Westerman, Otto

Corner Saloon on North Main Street in Breckenridge

The west side of North Main Street, Breckenridge, Colorado, circa 1890s-early 1900s. Men stand on the wooden sidewalk outside the Corner Saloon owned by Johnny Dewers. Next door is a two-story flat roof building with awnings that advertise "W.P. Condon - Hardware - Dry Goods". More false front and wood frame buildings line the dirt packed street.

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Courtroom in the Summit County Courthouse on Lincoln Avenue in Breckenridge

Courtroom on the upper floor of the newly constructed Summit County Courthouse on Lincoln Avenue in Breckenridge, Colorado. A wood railing separates the judge and jury from the public space. Wooden chairs are arranged against the wall and in rows facing the judge's bench. In the background, the door to the judge's chambers (private office) is slightly open. Circa 1910.

Unidentified

Denver Hotel on snow covered Main Street, Breckenridge

The Denver Hotel on the west side of snow covered Main Street, Breckenridge, Colorado during the "Big Snow" event of 1898-1899. Snowfall totaled over 32 feet that winter; it was so deep it reached the hotel's second-floor balcony. The two-story wood frame building featured paired gables and a shared false-front with the words "DENVER HOTEL". The Post Office shares the hotel's covered portico. Next door is a false front building with signs announcing "Bankrupt Stock" in the storefront windows.

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Edwin Carter's funeral in Breckenridge Masonic Lodge No. 47 on February 11, 1900

Edwin Carter's funeral in Masonic Lodge No. 47 on February 11, 1900, in Breckenridge, Colorado. The open casket is adorned with floral wreaths, vases filled with flowers, and two large feathers tied with a white ribbon; a pair of white gloves is draped over the side. One large floral wreath has a banner with the words "Edwin Carter Lodge 47 A F A M". Wearing white ceremonial aprons, E.E. Acton (on the right) and another Mason stand on either side of the casket, respectfully holding their hats. A man with a woman and small child are seated in the back corner against the wall.

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Edwin Carter's log cabin house and museum on Ridge Street during the winter in Breckenridge

View of a snowy landscape and Edwin Carter's log cabin house and museum on Ridge Street in Breckenridge, Colorado during the winter months of 1899. Built in 1875, this one story front gable log cabin has a shed addition on the south side and a small log outbuilding. A wooden split rail fence encloses the property. Snow covered town buildings and the Tenmile Range in the background.

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Edwin Carter's log cabin house and museum on Ridge Street in Breckenridge

Edwin Carter's log cabin house and museum on Ridge Street in Breckenridge, Colorado, circa 1899. Built in 1875, this one story front gable log cabin has a shed addition on the south side and a small log outbuilding. A wooden split rail fence encloses the treed property. Near the front door is a pile of antlers. Town buildings and a view of the snowcapped Tenmile Range in the background.

Unidentified

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