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2018-09-10 Interview with Rich Skovlin, part 1

Part one of a two-part interview with Rich Skovlin conducted 2018-09-10. Skovlin was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, where he developed a love for mining history and small mountain towns.

Skovlin, Rich

2018-09-10 Interview with Rich Skovlin, part 2

Part two of a two-part interview with Rich Skovlin conducted 2018-09-10. Skovlin moved to Boulder, Colorado, in 1975 and made his first trip to Breckenridge that year. He and his wife then purchased a condo in the Tonopah Building in 1976.

Skovlin, Rich

A man outside the extensive mill operations at the Wellington Mine, near Breckenridge

A man dressed in a suit coat and hat, and wearing pants tucked into tall, laced boots, stands on the dirt road outside the Wellington Mine and Mill operations in French Gulch, east of Breckenridge, Colorado. Behind him is a large stack of lumber and finished mine timbers. Smoke fills the view in the background. Circa June 1913.


Harry and Nellie Rogers at Brooks-Snider Mill on Shock Hill, west of Breckenridge

The Brooks-Snider Mill on the north side of Shock Hill west of Breckenridge, Colorado. Circa 1890s. Harry (1) and Nellie (2) Rogers stand near a small pond; three men sit or stand nearby. One man is smoking a pipe. Huge piles of logs are stacked outside the extensive mill operations. A small log cabin sits at the base of the hill.

Ward, PJ

"Illinois park and railway"

Looking southeast from Barney Ford Hill over Illinois Park where Iron Springs, Puzzle Mine, Ouray Mine and the Germania Mine and Mill were located. Railway went around Hook Eye Curve with sidings to some of the mines. Near Breckenridge, Colorado. Abbreviated title taken from handwritten caption on card mount: "View from Niggerhill showing Illinois park and railway, 500ft below."

Westerman, Otto

"Interior view of Stamp Mill."

Inside the Jessie Stamp Mill mill in Gold Run, northeast of Breckenridge, Colorado. Title quoted from handwritten caption on card mount: "Interior view of Stamp Mill."

Westerman, Otto

Interview with Hubert Snyder

Interview with Hubert Snyder conducted 2018-12-26. Snyder was born in Leeds, Colorado, during the Dust Bowls. His family moved to Des Moines, Iowa, vacationing often to the mountains of Colorado. They moved to Aspen in 1943 and Snyder's father became superintendent of the school district. After graduating college, Snyder signed a contract to teach at Climax Molybdenum Mine in 1950.

Snyder, Hubert

Interview with John Morgan, part 1

Part one of a two-part interview with John Morgan conducted 2018-11-23. Morgan came to Breckenridge in 1964. He had been living in Denver after his military service. He moved here with a friend and Dr. Sund. They rented the bunkhouse cabin and Morgan lived there for a year before going to the University of Colorado for a year. When he returned to the area, Morgan began working for Climax Molybdenum Mine.

Morgan, John

Interview with Kari (Bornstad) Marco

Interview with Kari (Bornstad) Marco conducted 2019-04-05. Kari was born in Leadville in 1959 while her father was working for Climax Molybdenum Mine. They lived in Kokomo for a short time before moving to Frisco for a few years and then into the Gold Hill area.

Marco, Kari (Bornstad)

John A. Topolnicki Sr. Photographic Collection

  • cou-bha JTS.001
  • Collection
  • 1959-1972

Postcards and photographic material created by photographer John Albert Topolnicki Sr. featuring the Colorado natural landscape, mountains, abandoned mine sites, ski areas and similar subjects. His photographs are considered the best historical record of Breckenridge Ski Resort and Summit County, Colorado landscapes in the early 1960s-1970s.

Topolnicki Sr., John A.

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