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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 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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A man and dog outside the remains of a snow tunnel on Main Street, Breckenridge during the Big Snow of 1899

Melting snow exposes one of the tunnels that had been used to access businesses on Main Street, Breckenridge, during the "Big Snow" winter of 1898-1899. A man reaches to hold the paw of a dog sitting with both front legs raised up off the ground. In the background are false front buildings and a side gable structure. "April 14th, '99" is handwritten on the reverse.

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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 snow plow on a snowy road in Aspen, Colorado

A snow plow moves snow to the side of a road in Aspen, Colorado. In the background is a two-story wood frame house. Handwritten on the reverse: "Aspen (?)". Stamped "RAYS LaCrosse, Wis. Nationally Known Guaranteed Prints" and "A24."

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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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A woman stands outside George Watson's house in Breckenridge during the Big Snow of 1899

A woman wearing a hat and fur-collared coat stands at the end of a deep trench cleared in the snow outside of George Watson's house in Breckenridge, Colorado. Looking east with Barney Ford Hill and Bald Mountain (Mount Baldy) in the background. Handwritten caption on the reverse: "View from y'd at G.B. Watsons April 20th '99".

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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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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 railroad yards during the Big Snow of 1899

Snow cleared from the railroad tracks and spur that serviced the Kilton Sampler at the Kilton Gold Reduction Company west of Breckenridge, Colorado, during the winter of the "Big Snow" of 1898-1899. Quoted from print on reverse: "R R yds Breckenridge 1899".

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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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