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What Is It? February 2024

What Is It? February 2024

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

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Valentine’s Day Gives Sweethearts a Great Day to Give Small Tokens of Love

Valentine’s Day Gives Sweethearts a Great Day to Give Small Tokens of Love

By Robert Reed  Valentines are not as old as love, or even the romantic holiday itself, but they have been around for a long time.  Quite a number of authorities and historians consider Valentines to be one of the world’s oldest greeting cards, if not actually the first of their kind.  One old English custom called for the drawing of […]

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The Lincoln Boys in the White House

By Dianne L. Beetler  When Abraham Lincoln became president of the United States, he brought two boys to the White House to live. They were his sons, 11-year-old Willie and 8-year-old Tad. The boys’ older brother, Bob, was in col-lege and spent little time in Washington, D.C.  Because Washington was different from Springfield, Illinois, where the Lincolns had lived before […]

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Fabulous Dolls of the 50s

Fabulous Dolls of the 50s

By Robert Reed  Growing up the 1950s had to be a grand experience.  A new decade of expansion and prosperity had replaced the years of economic depression and world war.  Incomes were up as the nation entered the 1950s, and the sheer number of American families was on the increase. When Dwight Eisenhower was elected president in 1952 a delighted […]

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American History February Anniversaries

February 1 National Freedom Day (1865) February 4 George Washington elected first President (1789) February 4 Founding of the USO (1941) February 11 51st Anniversary of the first American prisoners of war released from Vietnam (1973) February 12 Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday February 14 Valentine’s Day February 20 President’s Day February 22 George Washington’s Birthday February 24 Rebecca Lee became the […]

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