BHA.2015.1.23 - Photograph

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Catalog Number BHA.2015.1.23
Object Name Photograph
Title Snow tunnel to access the post office on Boreas Pass, near Breckenridge (Colo.)--late 1890s
Collection Agnes Miner Collection
Description A man leans against a utility pole that rises from a deep snow bank with a tunnel dug to the Boreas post office located along the Boreas Pass route to Breckenridge. A shovel leans against the tunnel entrance and above a sign is stuck in the snow with the words: "Post Office". In the lower corner is written "50 ft. Tunnel to P.O." Handwritten on the reverse: "Top of Boreas Pass" and "Miner[?]". Photographer's stamp: "O. Westerman. Photographer, Breckenridge, - Colorado."
Date late 1890s
Place Boreas Pass, CO
Photographer Westerman, Otto
Event Big Snow of 1898-1899
Subjects Buildings
Post offices
Utility poles
Copyright No Copyright - United States
Credit line Agnes Miner Collection [ID#]; Gift of Colorado Springs Ghost Town Club; Dr. Sandra F. Mather Archives, Breckenridge Heritage Alliance.

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