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What Is It? July 2022

What Is It? July 2022

What were these boxes used for? Send your answers to the What Is It contest, postmarked by July 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.

by · July 4, 2022 · 0 comments · What Is It?
Patriotic Holidays Made Wonderful Postcards

Patriotic Holidays Made Wonderful Postcards

By Robert Reed  Displays of patriotism abounded in the United States long before the most timely arrival of holiday postcards on the American scene early in the 20th century. Yet the robust stars and stripes and all those related images just never looked better than they did in print on illustrated postcards.  Within ten years of the ‘new’ century citizens […]

by · July 3, 2022 · 0 comments · Feature Article
American History, July Anniversaries

American History, July Anniversaries

July 4 Independence Day 25th Anniversary of NASA’s Pathfinder space probe landing on the surface of Mars (1997)   July 8 Liberty Bell tolls to announce Declaration of Independence (1776)   July 16 77th Anniversary of the first atomic test at Trinity, New Mexico (1945)   July 20 Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong takes historic first steps on the moon […]

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Hotel de Paris Celebrates Bastille Day July 9

Hotel de Paris Celebrates Bastille Day July 9

 Bastille Day, Saturday, July 9th, 4pm to 9pm at the Hotel de Paris in Georgetown. This annual Bastille Day Celebration welcomes visitors and locals to casually visit Hotel de Paris Museum™. The event is a fundraiser that features a silent auction and cash bar. Hosted by The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of Colorado. […]

by · July 3, 2022 · 0 comments · Feature Article
U.S. Post Office Here Before We Were Even a Country To forge a nation, the founders needed an efficient communications network

U.S. Post Office Here Before We Were Even a Country To forge a nation, the founders needed an efficient communications network

By Winifred Gallagher  “The postal service is one of the oldest federal agencies,” says Daniel Piazza, a curator of philately at the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum. “Maybe for that reason, we tend to take it for granted. But we have always relied on it, whether for news from home, prescription medications or e-commerce.” Levi Mandel  From 1753 to 1774, as […]

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