Sign on the former Silverthorn Hotel, Main Street, Breckenridge (Colo.)--circa 1950s
Agnes Miner Collection
A sign hung on the window of the former Silverthorn Hotel reads: "Formerly The Silverthorne [sic] Hotel - Established 1862 - Nationally Known Famous People Stopped At This Old Mountain Inn - Be one of them - Come In - You're Welcome - Rest Room - Wash Room". The building that housed the Silverthorne (or Silverthorn) Hotel stood for almost a century, from 1862 to 1957, when it was demolished. It was located on the west side of Main Street, Breckenridge.