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Country Boy Mine handing out nuggets during Breck parade

DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT

The Country Boy Mine will be featured in the Breckenridge Fourth of July Parade, which begins at 11 a.m. Wednesday on North Main Street and proceeds to the south end of town. The Country Boy Mine will be giving away Breckenridge nuggets at the event. The Breckenridge nuggets were found on-site at the Country Boy Mine and symbolize good luck and prosperity. Parade gatherers can collect these lucky rocks to remind them of Breckenridge’s historic past.The Country Boy Mine opened in 1887 and was one of the most distinguished gold, silver, lead and zinc mines in Summit County. The mine closed its doors in 1948 and was abandoned for over forty years. In 1994 the mine was restored and opened for tours. Today the mine is family-operated and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Summit County. For additional information about the Country Boy Mine’s Fourth of July festivities, please visit the http://www.countryboymine.com or call (970) 453-4405.


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