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Get to know Breckenridge

What’s the name of the ghost who allegedly haunts Main Street in Breckenridge? What vegetable separates mercury from gold found in amalgam? When did Breckenridge have a famous ski jump?

If you don’t know the answer to these and many other questions, then you’ve already won the opportunity to check out Breck’s museums and walking tours free of charge. That’s right. Just show your passport, and you’re in, to explore the Summit Ski, Edwin Carter and Barney Ford House museums.

During the month of May, Breckenridge celebrates National Historic Preservation Month by enticing adults and kids with fun little questions to research and answer. Players who complete and turn in their passports and hunt cards are eligible for prizes such as Breckenridge Golf Club passes, six-pack Breckenridge Recreation Center passes, Backstage Theatre passes, NRO tickets, ice rink passes, restaurant gift certificates and more. Winners will be announced by June 7.

“What we’ve heard before from a lot of Summit County residents is that a large percentage of locals haven’t been to the museums or other historic sites in Breckenridge,” said Larissa O’Neil, of the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance. “The purpose of Get To Know Your Town is to encourage locals to experience some of the really interesting history that makes our town unique and sets us apart from other resort towns.”

The alliance’s mission involves promoting the community’s heritage, “and that starts with getting the people who live here excited about what makes Breckenridge a real mountain town,” she said.

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