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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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Silence Please!

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Silent movies were rarely truly silent when being watched. Live music accompanied the showings of films; some moves had a provided score while others were up to the musician to play what fit. Sortie de l’usine Lumière de Lyon (Workers Leaving the Lumiere Factory in Lyon), shot in 1894, is considered the first true motion […]