The second page from the photo album with a handwritten and signed inscription. Designates Pauline W. Merritt as the recipient of the album as a gift from her brother, J. Frank Willis, and later as a gift from Pauline to her son. Quoted from handwritten text: "Pauline W. Merritt from her brother J. Frank Willis." and in different script "Given by Pauline W. Merritt to her son Jesse Frank Merritt named for her brother J. Frank Willis. 1937"
View of the train trestle or railway bridge over the Ten Mile Creek in the Ten Mile Canyon, near Frisco, Colorado. Railroad tracks run along the creek and up the canyon. Fallen trees, rocks and other debris in the foreground, probably the aftermath of a snow slide or avalanche. Title quoted from handwritten caption on card mount: "View in tenmile Canon [sic], the Land of snow Slides."
Monument made from a pile of rocks on the summit of Bald Mountain, east of Breckenridge, Colorado. Snow covered peaks of the Ten Mile Range in the background. Title quoted from handwritten caption on card mount: "Monument erected by Tourists on the Summit of Bould [sic] Mountain."
Beginning of the railroad grade through snowy Ten Mile Canyon at Frisco, Colorado. To the left (southeast) of the narrow gauge track is a large stack of lumber or railroad ties. Opposite are utility poles. Title quoted from handwritten caption on card mount: "Entrance to the ten Mile Canon [sic] at Frisco."
Mid-summer view of Breckenridge, Colorado from Lincoln Avenue showing snow on the peaks of the Tenmile Range. The 1882-built wood frame schoolhouse with bell cupola stands prominently among the houses and churches. Title taken from handwritten caption on card mount: "Peak eight from hight [sic] of Lincoln Ave. as seen in mid Summer, showing perpetual Snow."
The Great Flume going around the hill opposite Mount Guyot (in background), northeast of Breckenridge, Colorado in autumn of 1895. In the snow, a man stands next to the waist-high wooden flume while a dog sits on top. Title quoted from handwritten caption on card mount: "View on Farncom [sic] hill."
A miner's pack (or jack) train loaded with supplies, including a stove. Two burros stand on a dirt road lined with wooden frame buildings. Title quoted from handwritten caption on card mount: "A pack train."
In Ten Mile Canyon near Frisco, Colorado, a well-dressed man and woman stand on a log bridge over Ten Mile Creek to enjoy the view. Title quoted from handwritten caption on card mount: "Scene in ten Mile Canon [sic]."
Frank Willis sits in a chair next to a bookcase in the front room of his house in Breckenridge, Colorado. Behind him is a curtained window with a row of plants on the windowsill. The door is open to allow outdoor light to stream in through the screen door.
Diary belonging to an unidentified Breckenridge, Colorado resident. Circa 1911. Handwritten entries begin on Sunday, January 1, 1911 and end Sunday, December 31, 1911. Contents appear to be a daily log of weather, work activities, and social life. Bound in dark red leather with plain front and back covers; embossed with "The Excelsior Diary 1911". Printed pages include a church calendar, astronomical information, monthly calendars for 1911, lists of states and territories, values of foreign currencies and more.
Town of Breckenridge Cash Book opening on May 10, 1956 (continued) and ending September 28, 1962. Records Receipts and Disbursements. Manufactured by Out West Printing and Stationary Company, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Duplicate blank book order no. 54207.
Total of (8) typed pages of "An Ordinance Concerning the Water Works System of the Town of Breckenridge, County of Summit, State of Colorado; Concerning the Use of the Water Furnished By Said Town and Through Said Water Works System; Establishing Rules and Regulations Therefor [sic]; Fixing the Charges To Be Made By Said Town Therefor [sic]; and Repealing All Ordinances or Parts Of Ordinances in Conflict Herewith". Includes "Resolution" signed by Thomas C. Coltman, Mayor, and attested by John C. Goodier, Clerk and Recorder. Includes news clipping.
Warrant of payment book from Town of Breckenridge Water Fund. Warrants are numbered 1-600 with the first, No. 1 dated May 26, 1971 and ending with No. 600 dated June 29, 1973. Manufactured by C.F. Hoeckel Blank Book and Litho Company, Denver, Colorado.
Town of Breckenridge Warrant Register beginning March 3, 1910, with the last entry on October 16, 1935. Dated pages are not in order. Contents, as handwritten on the inside front cover: General Fund Warrants (Page 1), Water Works Fund Warrants (Page 81), Cemetery Fund Warrants (Page - ), Special Improvement Warrants (Page 71). Manufactured by Out West Printing and Stationary Company, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Duplicate blank book order no. 25091.
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