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Florence has much news to share: A Military Art Show in Florence The Florence Merchants Association is sponsoring the First Annual Armed Forces Art Show in May. It is open to all active duty, Veteran, and retired military personnel in the state of Colorado. They are excited to have this opportunity to show our appreciation to our military men and […]

by · May 3, 2017 · 0 comments · Feature Article
A Bullish Look at Bull Collectibles

A Bullish Look at Bull Collectibles

By Robert Reed Historians will tell you that the bull was a sign of good economic news even back in the 18th century. The unanswered question really is why it was so. Dealers on the London Stock Exchange were called bulls if they though the value of stocks and bonds would be rising. They believed stocks and bonds they had […]

by · May 3, 2017 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Comfort Food Goes Fancy in Old Tureens

Comfort Food Goes Fancy in Old Tureens

By Anne Gilbert Its time to bring the almost forgotten tureen back to the dinner table. Give a little elegance to crock pot food with a vintage or antique tureen. When they were first introduced in the late 17th century, tureens of silver and fine porcelain graced royal tables. At the same time pottery tureens appeared on peasant’s tables, primarily […]

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What Is It? May 2017

What Is It? May 2017

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

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Electricity Makes Women Free

Electricity Makes Women Free

By Carol Mobley   Nothing has changed the modern kitchen more than the introduction of electricity.   The early 1900’s kitchen had the ice box on the back porch and wood stove in the kitchen.  With electricity the refrigerator was moved inside the kitchen and it became the focal point instead of the stove.  By 1930 Westinghouse Electric boasted that “electricity makes women […]

by · April 1, 2017 · 0 comments · Feature Article