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Help! I’m the Family Archivist!

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Part III: Organizing Your Archive By Rachel Smith If your attic or basement is filled with boxes of photographs but you don’t know where to find any of them, organizing and creating an inventory of your collection is a good place to start. This blog entry will teach you how to evaluate the contents of […]

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The Cañon City Clipper

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The Cañon City Clipper newspaper started life in 1888 with F. P. Sheafor as editor. According to the masthead in 1895, the paper was published twice a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays. By that time the editor was Henry M. Mingay and a subscription was two dollars. However, an announcement in 1898 noted that Mingay […]

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Buckskin Joe

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By Kaleb Dugat Buckskin Joe was a western-style theme park located west of Canon City, opened in 1957 and closed in 2010. It was a re-creation of the Buckskin Joe mining camp. The mining camp once reached a population of 2,000 people. In 1942, only the Tabor Store and one of the old gambling halls […]

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Help! I’m the Family Archivist!

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Part II: Evaluating Your Strategy By Rachel Smith As a Family Archivist, you may already know what you’d like to do with your family collection. You might want to find new storage containers, scan photographs, or reorganize documents. But you might not know where or how to begin your project. If you have a large […]