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Learn about ‘The Great Train Blockade of 1889-99’ Thursday


The Summit Historical Society presents the third installment in its Winter Speaker Series Mar. 23 at 6 p.m. The talk will be given by Maureen Nicholls and is titled Isolated: The Great Train Blockade of 1989-99. Nicholls will discuss the renowned winter that Breckenridge built snow tunnels and lost contact to the outside world for approximately 48 days due to heavy snows.Nicholls is one of the best experts of history in Summit County, said the Summit Historical Societys Linda Kay Peterson. People had a lot of time on their hands, said Nicholls. She credits the wealth of information available on the big snow to this increase in leisure. Her materials range from the ill written memoirs of an uneducated local, to a school teachers eloquent descriptions of snowy marble and heavy veils. The labors of a local photographer of the day will accentuate these remarks.The event will be held at the Breckenridge Town Hall Council Chambers, 150 Ski Hill Road.

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