Poppy and Dude Explore Historic Breckenridge, CO: Episode 2

June, a tour guide and museum docent with Breckenridge Heritage Alliance, brings history to life as she and her four-legged friends, Poppy and Dude, explore our historic downtown. In this episode they check out the Blue River that runs through downtown (it's still a bit frozen now, but is flowing under the ice!). The river didn't look like this in the mining era when gold-gobbling dredge boats tore up the riverbed to extract riches hidden in the rocks. June explains the mining process and the stream restoration project to return the river to a more natural habitat. All historic images are from the Mather Archives.

Our Mission: The Breckenridge Heritage Alliance preserves unique historic resources in the Breckenridge area and connects residents and visitors to our past through inspiring interpretation of heritage sites and stories.


Our Vision: The Breckenridge Heritage Alliance is a community-supported, nationally-recognized non-profit leader in local historic preservation, interpretation and authentic heritage tourism.



Mailing Address:  PO Box 2460

Welcome Center:  203 South Main Street

Administrative Office:  309 North Main Street

Breckenridge, CO 80424

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