They Weren’t All Miners – Researching Swedish Immigrants, Summit County CO

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Genealogy, History, Older Adults



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Description:In the Breckenridge CO area, the first gold claim was filed in 1859. The following years 1860 to 1920 saw fortunes rise and fall for the hopeful miners. These years also correspond to the time that there were large numbers of Swedes immigrating to America. It’s not surprising that some Swedes were drawn to Summit County and its offer of riches for the digging. But they weren’t all miners. Jean will share some interesting stories and research resources that she has found while
serving as a volunteer with the Summit Historical Society.

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