Museum Blog

Absolutely Radiant

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Radiant was a coal camp that began life in 1904. According to the Florence Tribune on November 4, 1904, it was “just seven miles southwest of Florence” that was “attracting attention all over the state.” At the time the camp was constructed 40 houses (of two and five room construction) were planned, as was a […]

Family Archivist

Help! I’m the Family Archivist!

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Part IX: Donating Items From Your Family Archive By Rachel Smith While you were organizing your family archive, you may have come across some items which you and your family are no longer interested in keeping. You might be thinking of donating them to a museum, historic society, or archive. In most cases, you cannot […]

Museum Blog

Buried Treasure?

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Who doesn’t love a good buried treasure story? Back in 1948, the possibility of hidden treasure was uncovered when two men were spotted digging along the north bank of the Arkansas River. This article has everything: maps, buried treasure, and possibly gold from an old mill. Do you think the men spotted digging actually found […]

Family Archivist

Help! I’m the Family Archivist!

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Part VIII: Issues of Conservation By Rachel Smith At this point, you have organized and stored your family archive in containers in a safe environment and you may have also digitized your collection. While you worked on these projects, you most likely found heirlooms, documents, and photographs that are in poor condition. They have tears […]

Architecture

Architecture Styles – Queen Anne

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Architecture is an ever-changing field, filled with many different styles. Cañon City has examples of a variety of architecture styles, especially since the turn of the 20th century. One such style is Queen Anne, popularized in the mid to late 1800s by English architects, especially Richard Norman Shaw. The style seems to have first appeared […]