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TransAm Journal - Tue July 4, 2023

Day 56

Frisco CO (And Surrounding Area), 0 miles

Happy 4th of July!

The 4th of July Parade in Frisco was great. Frisco is ground zero for six Colorado ski resorts. Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Keystone, Arapaho Basin, Loveland, and Vail.

My favorite entry in the parade was by the Summit Team. Not exactly sure what they are all about, but I love what they were doing today. They drove an old pickup truck up into the mountains and loaded it with snow. A fellow in the back of the truck was throwing snow balls into the crowd as the pickup made its way down the parade route. I look forward to coming back to Frisco when the snow is more plentiful!

The town of Breckenridge was founded in 1859. It was originally populated by miners panning for gold from the Blue River. The town was named after miner Thomas Breckenridge. The town was renamed Breckinridge after Vice Pres. John C. Breckinridge in hopes of gaining a post office. When Breckinridge (with an “i”) joined the Confederacy at the start of the Civil War. The residents changed the name of the town back to Breckenridge (with an “e”). It’s a wonder I can spell it at all…

The parade down Main St. was closed out by a 49’er and his mule train.