BHA.2015.1.8 - Photograph

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Catalog Number BHA.2015.1.8
Object Name Photograph
Title Main Street, Breckenridge buried under snow in February (Colo.)--1899
Collection Agnes Miner Collection
Description Main Street, Breckenridge buried under snow in February 1899 during the "Big Snow" event of 1898-1899. Snow tunnels were used to access businesses because heavy snowfall had reached the second story of most buildings. The upper half of R.C. McKillif's false-fronted Livery business is in view across the street. Two dogs and a few people stand outside on the snow covered boardwalk. Quoted from text handwitten on the reverse: "Main Street February 5th 1899. Breckenridge Miner (Miner)".
Date Feb. 5, 1899
Place Breckenridge (Colo.)
Photographer Westerman, Otto
Event Big Snow of 1898-1899
Search Terms Denver Hotel
Subjects Buildings
False fronts
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Credit line Agnes Miner Collection; Colorado Springs Ghost Town Club. Courtesy Dr. Sandra F. Mather Archives, Breckenridge Heritage Alliance.

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