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Breckenridge, Colorado Historical Markers

 
Barney L. Ford Marker image, Touch for more information
By Kevin W., July 2, 2012
Barney L. Ford Marker
Colorado (Summit County), Breckenridge — Barney L. Ford 1822 - 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, Colorado National 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 Summit America'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 Courthouse Breckenridge 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 Hearthstone Over 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 County The 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

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