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Striking It Rich in a Winter Hike
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Striking It Rich in a Winter Hike

In 1859 fortune seekers flocked to Breckenridge, Colorado.  The Gold Rush was on.  By 1880, the mining boom was in full swing.  Folks dreamed of striking it rich with finds like “Tom’s Baby,” a 13.5-pound gold nugget discovered in 1887.  Mining communities like Preston were in their heyday.  Like most mining towns, boom turned to … Continue reading