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By Kevin W., July 2, 2012
Barney L. Ford Marker
Colorado (Summit County), Breckenridge — Barney L. Ford1822 - 1902
In memory of an escaped slave who became a prominent entrepreneur and black Civil rights pioneer in Colorado. In 1880, Ford opened Ford's Restaurant and Chop House in Breckenridge. — Map (db m118620) HM
Colorado (Summit County), Breckenridge — Breckenridge, ColoradoNational Historic District — Established 1859
You've just stepped into Colorado's Kingdom - a delightful trip back in time with all of today's modern conveniences and amenities. Here you'll find one of the world's premier resorts with outstanding four-season activities to please everyone's . . . — Map (db m58003) HM
Colorado (Summit County), Breckenridge — Frozen Over and Snowed Under
Alone Against the Elements Intense cold, high winds, drifting snow, and avalanches challenged railroaders all winter long. The endless gales prompted a standard joke in Como. Newcomer: “Does the wind always blow this way?” . . . — Map (db m62461) HM
Colorado (Summit County), Breckenridge — Riverwalk - Blue River Restoration
Pre-Mining Landscape This valley once held beaver ponds, wet meadows, shrub thickets and open grasslands. Fires started by Native Americans supported herds of mountain bison and favored growth of grasses and wildflowers on the valley floor. . . . — Map (db m58592) HM
Colorado (Summit County), Breckenridge — Site of Argyle Dance Hall — Centennial 1880 - 1980
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places Built as a Residence 1898, site was Argyle Dance Hall 1881 and lost in Main St. Fire of 1896. — Map (db m58203) HM
Colorado (Summit County), Breckenridge — Soldiers of the SummitAmerica's Mountain Soldiers
In memory of the men who gave their lives. In appreciation for the great contribution the returning veterans have made to Breckenridge skiing. In gratitude for the men and women of the new 10th Mountain Division who are now serving so . . . — Map (db m57819) HM
Colorado (Summit County), Breckenridge — St. Mary's Church — Centennial 1880 - 1890
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places St. Mary's was built in 1881 and moved from Washington & High By 1890; Bell and Belfry added 1899. — Map (db m58370) HM
Colorado (Summit County), Breckenridge — Summit County CourthouseBreckenridge Historic District — Centennial 1880 - 1980
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places Summit County Courthouse Cornerstone laid in 1909 on the "Most Beautiful spot in Summit County." Dedicated St. Patrick's Day, 1910. This Corner Stone was . . . — Map (db m57884) HM
Colorado (Summit County), Breckenridge — The Exchange — Centennial 1880 - 1980
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places The Exchange - constructed in 1880, the building housed the Bank of Breckenridge, the Engle Bros. Exchange Bank and the Post Office at various times. — Map (db m58368) HM
Colorado (Summit County), Breckenridge — The HearthstoneOver 100 Years of Victorian Charm
The Hearthstone building was established in 1883. The original structure was build and owned by the Kaiser family, who ran a market on Lincoln St., when Breckenridge existed as a thriving mining community. The Hearthstone building itself has . . . — Map (db m58369) HM
Colorado (Summit County), Breckenridge — The Little Engine / Engine 9 Returns to Summit CountyThe Legendary High Line / Working on the Railroad
The Little Engine The Denver, South Park & Pacific (DSP&P) established a crucial link between Denver and the high Rockies. The goal was to reach the Pacific Ocean but the harsh winters and challenging mountain terrain took a toll on the . . . — Map (db m62319) HM
Colorado (Summit County), Breckenridge — The Wedding House — Centennial 1880 - 1980
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places The Wedding House Built in 1893 by . Frederick Herkert for his bride. — Map (db m57957) HM
Colorado (Summit County), Breckenridge — William Harrison Briggle House — Centennial 1880 - 1980
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places William Harrison Briggle House Built in 1896. A Summit Historical Society Property — Map (db m57952) HM
Colorado (Summit County), Climax — Kokomo Masonic Lodge
. . . — Map (db m107969) HM
Colorado (Summit County), Frisco — Foote's Rest
This property once served as Frisco’s Post Office, General Store, and Gas Station. The main building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, originally consisted of a one-room, wood-plank cabin, still standing today attached to the . . . — Map (db m107845) HM
Colorado (Summit County), Frisco — Stone Huts
These stone structures appear to be the remains of historic labor camps. Occupied during the late 19th Century, they were used as temporary dwellings by immigrant workers completing railroad construction in Ten Mile Canyon. The architecture of . . . — Map (db m120009) HM
Colorado (Summit County), Vail Pass — 246 — 10th Mountain DivisionCamp Hale
The 10th Mountain Division, created for alpine and winter combat during World War II, girded for battle on the steep, inhospitable terrain of Camp Hale (about twenty-five miles southwest of here). Built at an old railroad sheep-loading stop, the . . . — Map (db m58466) HM
Colorado (Summit County), Vail Pass — 246 — Mount of the Holy Cross
It is as if God has set His sign, His seal, His promise there – a beacon upon the very center and height of the Continent to all its people and all its generations…as if here was a great supply store and workshop of Creation, the fountain . . . — Map (db m58578) HM
Colorado (Summit County), Vail Pass — 246 — Vail / Vail Pass Country
Marker Front: Vail Mountain stood bare just days before the resort’s 1962 grand opening. As luck would have it, a late December storm blanketed the area, dumping several feet of powder on the untracked slopes. Fortune just kept smiling on . . . — Map (db m58485) HM

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