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What Is It? February 2016

What Is It? February 2016

February’s What Is It is a Russel Wright ceramic swan nut dish. Several readers guessed that it might be an ashtray. Mary and Russel Wright introduced new designs to everything from furniture to dinnerware. Their whole approach encouraged casual entertaining since the late 1930s. In the 70’s and ‘80s people searched everywhere for Russel Wright’s work as they loved the […]

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Cowboys and Cowgirls – January Is Here!

Cowboys and Cowgirls – January Is Here!

– by Dede Horan January is the month for cowboys and cowgirls, roping and riding, and showing of livestock.  Yep, the much-loved National Western Stock Show is setting up in January.  January is also the month of the much-awaited Denver Postcard & Paper Show.  And if you’re interested in western-themed memorabilia then you’ll want to attend the postcard show. In the early 1900s […]

by · January 6, 2016 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Mary Eastman’s Old Warehouse Antiques, A Sterling Landmark

Mary Eastman’s Old Warehouse Antiques, A Sterling Landmark

By Jon DeStefano   Mary Eastman was a cattle buyer at one time and she liked auctions. About thirty years ago when she could no longer buy cattle she walked into an auction and it was an antique auction. “That was it,”she said, “It bit me.” She tried a number of different things including running a mall but discovered it […]

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Pickup rebuild wins Conifer parade, pays tribute to McNabb

Pickup rebuild wins Conifer parade, pays tribute to McNabb

By Arlene Shovald, Special to The Mail An old pickup tow truck honoring a fallen Salida warrior recently had the honor of pulling the Best of Parade float in the Conifer Christmas parade. The story began when Mark and Sandy Fisher of Conifer were driving past the home of Steve and Georgia McNabb in Salida and spotted an old 1955 […]

by · January 6, 2016 · 0 comments · Feature Article
“Harvey Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”

“Harvey Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”

presented by Staunton State Park Sponsor: My Mountain Town Staunton State Park presented its first float, representing Hollywood’s popular movie “Harvey,” produced in 1950 starring Jimmy Stewart as Elwood P. Dowd. The story is about Dowd’s relationship with Harvey, an invisible magic pookah— a 6 foot tall, white rabbit. Josephine Hull received the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 1951 […]

by · January 6, 2016 · 0 comments · Feature Article