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The Beautiful Brooch

The Beautiful Brooch

By Robert Reed    The beautiful brooch traditionally had been one of the most enduring types of jewelry as well as one of the most varied.    Women have affixed these large and decorative ornamental pins on their clothing for centuries. Some brooches could be fashioned from cardboard or human hair and be fairly plain, or they could be adorned with gold […]

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Holy Smokes, Folks…

Holy Smokes, Folks…

By Sandy Dale    I can’t believe September is here already. With it comes a passel of great things to do. I’ll start the list with our own Tour de Florence, or to be more correct, a bicycle tour sponsored by the Florence Pioneer Museum called Tour de Coal Camps, Sept. 8. For more info check the museum website. Get a […]

by · September 13, 2018 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Letter Openers Became Popular in 19th Century

Letter Openers Became Popular in 19th Century

By Barry Krause    Letter openers have been known since the 18th century, but became a popular tool after envelopes were mass produced starting in the mid-19th century when postage rates were reduced for letters mailed inside envelopes.    Before that time, almost all letters were simply folded to leave a blank portion where the address was written and postmarks applied, and […]

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The Colorful 20s, More Than a Rainbow

The Colorful 20s, More Than a Rainbow

By Tom Cotter Cambridge, Diamond, Fenton, Tiffin photos by Barb Garrison Fostoria photo by Alex Kizewski, Cambridge Rubina photos by Tom Cotter    The grand and glorious 1920s. The United States dominated the world in nearly every phase of life. Glass was a big part of that dominance; glass for automobiles, airplanes, trains, homes, radios, and on and on. 1920 marked […]

by · September 4, 2018 · 0 comments · Feature Article
What Is It? September 2018

What Is It? September 2018

Send your answers to the What Is It contest, postmarked by September 20, to the Mountain States Collector , P.O. box 1003, Bailey, CO 80421. Three winners will be drawn. Winners will receive a year’s subscription to the Mountain States Collector.

by · September 4, 2018 · 0 comments · What Is It?