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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 […]

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Go Fish!

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Brown trout were first brought to Colorado in 1890 and are now abundant in the state. Their large dark spotting pattern and reddish dots help distinguish them from rainbow and cutthroat trout. In early August 1949, John Fetta caught a brown trout that was considered a record holder in Fremont County at that time.      […]

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A Short History of Rafting

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As the days heat up, people start to think about the best way to keep cool. And what better way than a trip down the Arkansas River on a raft? Whitewater rafting has been around far longer than you might think. The first recorded attempt to navigate the Snake River in Wyoming was recorded in […]