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A couple pose near the Yuba (Continental) dredge on the Blue River

A man and woman, probably Carl and Esther Kaiser, stand in front of a gold dredge. Signs and notices on the dredge warn "No Admittance" and "Danger No Trespassing". Handwritten caption on the front: "Gold dredge managed by Carl Kaiser 1933-1938". The Yuba dredge (renamed Continental dredge) operated on the Blue River from 1917 to 1938, when it was dismantled and moved to Fairplay, Colorado. It was the last of the nine dredges operating around Breckenridge.

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A family poses outside a two story house with a picket fence, probably in Breckenridge

A family poses outside a house, probably in Breckenridge, Colorado. A woman sits upright in a hammock strung between the corner of the house where it meets a one story addition. Next to her a man wearing a bowler or derby hat sits in a chair. Two young boys, one wearing a straw boater hat, stand nearby. A picket fence borders the two story side gable clapboard house. Circa 1890s.

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A girl and boy playfully pull at opposite ends of the boy's suit coat

A girl and boy playfully pull at opposite ends of the boy's suit coat outside Breckenridge High School on Harris Street in Breckenridge, Colorado. This game is often called "Tug of War". Quoted from text handwritten below the photograph: "Little Angels". Card mount has uneven edges, possibly cut from a larger poster or other type of display.

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Alice, Ida and June Kaiser with friends in a 1914 Dodge sedan in Breckenridge

Alice Kaiser drives her sisters, Ida and June, and friends in a 1914 Dodge sedan down Ridge Street in Breckenridge, Colorado. Handwritten caption on the reverse: "'Sophisticates and Myrtle Bridge - 1936", "Carl Kaiser house on left - Chris Kaiser house on right" and "Alice Sandefer driving 'her' car". Alice, Ida and June were the daughters of Carl and Esther Kaiser, and granddaughters of Chris and Ida Kaiser. Note: Carl an Esther Kaiser's house is often referred to as the "Ladybug House".

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Breckenridge High School Basketball Team group portrait for the school year 1946-1947

Group portrait of the Breckenridge High School (BHS) basketball team for the school year 1946-1947. Standing from left to right: Coach Neilson, Wesley Ludwig, Junior Fletcher (Ted), Bill Hedin, Alfred Sisk, Albert Miller, Wayne Steward. Kneeling: Elmer Lane, Wayne Allen. On Harris Street in Breckenridge, Colorado.

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Breckenridge History Photograph Collection

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Card mount photographs, portraits, and other photographic materials donated by various sources to Breckenridge History. Subjects include people, landscapes, businesses and industries relevant to Breckenridge and the greater Breckenridge area.

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June Kaiser poses outside in the snow in Breckenridge

Standing in the snow outside a shed or garage, twelve-year-old June Kaiser smiles for the camera on January 23, 1943. June was the daughter of Carl and Esther Kaiser of Breckenridge, Colorado. She passed away on February 23, 1943, one month after this photograph was taken. Handwritten cation on the reverse: "June Francis Kaiser. Taken Jan 23rd 1943. Passed away Feb 23, 1943."

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Kaiser's house on Ridge Street, Breckenridge

Kaiser's residence on Ridge Street in Breckenridge, Colorado. Constructed in 1885 as the home of Mr. Ira A. Cammett, the property was acquired in 1891 by Johann Christian ("Chris") Kaiser. Chris and his wife, Ida, were long-time proprietors of Kaiser's Market on Lincoln Avenue. They raised three sons in this house, Edwin, Harold, and Carl. The home featured a west facing square bay window and a second floor dormer window on the south side. Within the fenced yard are stairs leading up to the front porch and entrance. St. Mary's Church and its bell and belfry (added in 1899) is in the background.

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Main Street, Breckenridge looking north

Main Street, Breckenridge, Colorado looking north. Hotels and businesses line both sides of the dirt road. In the left foreground is the Arlington Hotel, recognizable by its curvilinear false-front and wide open porch with balcony. A few doors down is the Denver Hotel with a sign for Evans Pharmacy. Across the street is the 1892-built front-gable Arcade Hotel. Barely visible in the background is the hose drying tower on Fireman's Hall. Along the wooden sidewalks are utility poles.

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Mary and Mrs. Berdon pose outside Breckenridge High School

Mary and Mrs. Berdon stand outside the Breckenridge High School on Harris Street in Breckenridge, Colorado. Quoted from text handwritten below the photograph, on the card mount: "Mary and Mrs. Berdon". Mrs. Berdon was probably Mary's teacher. Card mount has uneven edges, possibly cut from a larger poster or other type of display.

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