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Willie’s Antiques & Collectables in Florence Amazing

Willie’s Antiques & Collectables in Florence Amazing

By Jon DeStefano    Although Willie Miller started in the antique business over 30 years ago she was fond of them a lot longer. “I always have liked old things,” she said, “I love history and sometimes I think I was born in the wrong century even though it was a lot harder living back then as compared to now. For […]

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The FAC Co-hosts This Years’ Annual Van Briggle Festival

The FAC Co-hosts This Years’ Annual Van Briggle Festival

Colorado Springs — The Bemis School of Art at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College (FAC) is excited to co-present the annual Van Briggle Pottery Festival with the Woman’s Educational Society (WES contributes funds toward tuition and book allowances for 21 Colorado College women who have been selected as WES Scholars) on Saturday, September 9, 2017 from […]

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Florence News: Thirty Days Hath September…

Florence News: Thirty Days Hath September…

By Sandy Dale    And every one is busy, busy, busy here in our little Florence. If it isn’t doing the yard work that didn’t get done during the summer than it is planning out the holidays that get here so much sooner than we think. (Florence is the perfect place to bring those holiday houseguests and family for a day […]

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Antique Detective: Recognizing Antique Snuff Boxes

Antique Detective: Recognizing Antique Snuff Boxes

By Anne Gilbert      The snuff box is one of the many items that have outlived their time in history. After all who even knows what snuff is these days? Ever hear of a “spittle cup?” They were part of the snuff culture during the 18th and 19th centuries used by lady sniffers.      You may have bought a snuff […]

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McGuffey, Schoolmaster of America

McGuffey, Schoolmaster of America

By Henry J. Pratt      More than 180 years ago in Cincinnati, Ohio, the publishing firm of Truman and Winthrop B. Smith signed a textbook contract with William Holmes McGuffey, a dour disciplinarian and relatively unknown homespun philosophy professor. The contract obligated McGuffey to prepare six school books—a primer, a speller and four readers.      When the now-famous contract was […]

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