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A cableway transports boulders from the Gold Pan Mining Company excavation pit south of Breckenridge

A cableway transports excavated boulders from the Gold Pan Pit at the Gold Pan Mining Company operations just south of Breckenridge, Colorado. Boulders larger than 8 inches were lifted from the pit by rectangular metal platforms edged on three sides called "stone boats". The cableway transported and disposed the rocks from the pit, and carried heavy pipes and equipment into the pit. In view are mine buildings and structures, including a locomotive crane used to assist in removing boulders from the pit. Barney Ford Hill is in the background. Early 1900s.

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A man sits on a hill overlooking dredge piles and the town of Breckenridge

A hippie holding a rock sits on a hill overlooking the dredge piles and the town of Breckenridge, Colorado. Looking east from Shock Hill with Bald Mountain in the background. The man has a shoulder length dark hair, a full beard and mustache, and is dressed in jeans, boots and a leather sleeveless vest or tunic over a striped collared shirt.

Topolnicki Sr., John A.

Colorado I and Colorado II gold dredges in the Swan River Valley at Valdora, north of Breckenridge

Two Bucyrus dredges, the Colorado I (right) and Colorado II (left), in the Swan River Valley at Valdora, north of Breckenridge, Colorado. Circa April 1908. The Colorado I dredged down the Swan River and turned up the Blue River, where it broke down in 1910 and sat idle until 1914. It operated on and off on the Blue River from 1914-1942. The Colorado II went up the Swan River where it operated continuously until 1919. In 1914, both dredges were purchased by the Tonopah Placers Company and renamed Tonopah No. 1 and Tonopah No. 2.

Westerman, Otto

Excavated boulders are transported by cableway at the Gold Pan Mining Company operations just south of Breckenridge

A cableway transports excavated boulders from the Gold Pan Pit at the Gold Pan Mining Company operations just south of Breckenridge, Colorado. Boulders larger than 8 inches were lifted from the pit by rectangular metal platforms edged on three sides called "stone boats". The cableway transported and disposed the rocks from the pit, and carried heavy pipes and equipment into the pit. Circa early 1900s.

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Gold dredge boat in Fairplay, Park County

Postcard, "Colorado Photography" by John Topolnicki. Scalloped edges. Caption on the reverse includes the four (4) b's Breckenridge logo: "Gold Dredge and Tailings; South of Breckenridge - On Colorado Hwy. 9; Fairplay, Colorful Colorado" and "Built in 1936-1937 at a cost of $750,000. Operated from 1936-1942, shut down 1942-1945. Last operated in the area December 31, 1950. Capable of digging and washing 100,000 yards of gravel in 24 hours."

Topolnicki Sr., John A.

People outside Bruch's Barbershop and Store, view looking south down Main Street in Breckenridge

A man in a suit and two women wearing white ankle length dresses and coats stand outside Bruch's Barbershop and Store on Main Street, Breckenridge, Colorado circa 1922. On the concrete sidewalk in front of the store is a barbershop pole topped with a sign for "Baths". Next door is the Denver Hotel, with a flag hanging over the sidewalk (sometime after the covered portico and balcony was removed). Signs advertising "Laundry - Denver's Best - Tobacco" and "Evans Pharmacy" project from an adjacent building. Further south a man stands under the covered portico of the Arlington Hotel. More buildings line the other side of Main Street. In view from left to right: Finding's Hardware Store, decorated with banners, bunting and flags; H.C. Rogers and Co. Furniture store, with shed addition; unidentified building; The Arcade Hotel (built in 1892); Sumner's Grocery (built in 1901); Masonic Lodge No. 47, on the corner of Main Street and Washington Avenue. Centered in the background, west of Main Street, are dredge rock piles from Tonopah #1.

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Reliance dredge in operations at French Gulch east of Breckenridge

The Reliance dredge at French Gulch east of Breckenridge, Colorado in 1906. In the foreground is a floating wood platform used to ferry workers, equipment and supplies between the dredge and the shoreline. The Reliance, built under Ben Stanley Revett and the Reliance Gold Dredging Company, started operations in 1905. By 1906 it was working between the Wellington and Country Boy Mines in French Gulch. Rock tailings in the background, and a view of the Tenmile Range.

Westerman, Otto

Risdon No. 3 gold dredge on the lower Swan River near Breckenridge

Risdon No. 3 gold dredge on the lower Swan River near Breckenridge, Colorado, in July 1899, prior to construction of the housing. This was the third Risdon dredge built by the North American Gold Dredging Company. Operations began by August 19, 1899; it sank on July 27, 1900. Despite being raised, the dredge did not operate again.

Scott, Clinton H.

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