Masonic Placer Cemetery--Valley Brook Cemetery

905 Airport Rd., Breckenridge, CO

The 1882 Masonic Placer Cemetery - Valley Brook Cemetery has an unusual Celtic cross design and is important for its association with the development of the Town of Breckenridge and Summit County.

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Photo taken by Outspoken1 in August 2018

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Masonic Placer Cemetery - Valley Brook Cemetery (hereafter referred to as Valley Brook Cemetery) is locally significant under Criterion A in the area of Exploration and Settlement for its association with the development of the Town of Breckenridge and Summit County. Additionally, it is locally significant under Criterion B in the area of Conservation as the final resting place for Edwin Carter, a naturalist whose life work to study and preserve each type of wildlife found in Colorado's Rocky Mountains was significant to Breckenridge and the State of Colorado. Finally, it is locally significant under Criterion C in the area of Landscape Architecture for its designed plan in the form of a Celtic cross." (from https://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/14000422.htm )

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  • September 9, 2018: Added by Outspoken1

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