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New National Monument Established In Maine’s North Woods

New National Monument Established In Maine’s North Woods

In recent weeks, President Obama designated more than 87,600 acres of forestland in Maine’s North Woods as a national monument, capping a years-long quest by a controversial conservationist on the eve of the National Park Service’s centennial.   With a unilateral stroke of his pen, Obama created the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument in an area that was once […]

by · October 3, 2016 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Fun Historical Facts: War of 1812 — John Quincy Adams’ Role

Fun Historical Facts: War of 1812 — John Quincy Adams’ Role

By Mary Sikora If you were asked what you know about John Quincy Adams, what would you say? Many would recall his parentage and his rise to the presidency. Even though he had already served as a diplomat in several European countries, few would link him to the Treaty of Ghent that ended the War of 1812.   At the […]

by · October 3, 2016 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Columbus Day Collectibles Still Valued

Columbus Day Collectibles Still Valued

By Roy Nuhn Columbus spent two decades in search of financing for his scheme to sail westward to reach the rich Far East. However, this pales in comparison to the centuries it took for him to become recognized as a hero throughout the United States. (In some people’s eyes, Columbus is seen today as less than a hero.)   Nevertheless, […]

by · October 3, 2016 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Around Town

Around Town

Welcome Loralie to Florence Grand Opening Friday, Oct. 21 This delightful antique mall has moved into the old Iron Gate location. The new owner Rena Pryorbizzybeehoney@wildblue.net is excited to be part of the  Florence, Colorado antique scene. (See page 22 for the Florence antique shops.)   Some of the fun antiques you will find at Loralie’s include advertising signs, tools, primitive railroad, […]

by · October 3, 2016 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Q & A: Steuben Glass, Souvenir Spoons, Radios

Q & A: Steuben Glass, Souvenir Spoons, Radios

By Anne Gilbert Q.  This martini glass is part of a set of six that were a wedding gift to my late Parents in the 1950s. They are signed “Steuben” in script on the bottom rim. I know that Steuben glass was expensive at that time.         What can you tell me about this unusual design, Steuben glass  and the current value? […]

by · October 3, 2016 · 0 comments · Antique Detective, Feature Article