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In the google map below, zoom in and click on a red pinpoint to view a historic image of a Salida building. Many of the photos contain detailed historical information from the Salida Historic Buildings Survey, courtesy History Colorado. This Tour includes images from many of the collections in the Salida Archive.
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A History of Chaffee County Schools, 1860-1986, was researched and organized by the Chaffee County Extension Homemaker Council. The history includes schools in Lake County, which encompassed what is now Chaffee County, prior to 1880. It includes the school districts of Granite, Centerville, Poncha Springs, Maysville, Adobe Park, Free Gold, Salida, Alpine, Buena Vista, Garfield, Riverside, St. Elmo, Nathrop, Pinion Grove, Vicksburg, Pine Creek, Hancock,...
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Interviews with long-time Gunnison Valley residents, sharing and preserving their memories of this wonderful area. This project was originally started by Boomers and Beyond, Inc., and is being continued by the Gunnison County Library District.
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The Art in Public Places (AIPP) program is one of many culturally oriented programs in the Vail Valley. The intention of the program is to assemble a collection of works of art in public places which is educational, attractive to residents and guests, and of an overall aesthetic quality equal to the excellent international reputation the town enjoys as a resort. The Town’s public art collection includes over 45 works ranging from painting, sculptures,...
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Art on the Corner (AOTC) is a year-round outdoor sculpture exhibit displayed in Downtown Grand Junction and is one of the first of its kind in the country. The display is free to the public and includes more than 100 sculptures in a variety of mediums and styles. Established in 1984 by local sculptor, Dave Davis, Art on the Corner has become a cultural icon in Downtown Grand Junction. The program has been recognized and mimicked in communities across...
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As Mesa County Libraries 970West Studio Artist in Residence, Jessica Scriver created illustrations using an encaustic etching technique. The illustrations tell the story of a baby yak that is adopted by a new family and remembers her mother in the cycle of fiber production.
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This collection contains videos that Mesa County Library produced for RMPBS Arts District. Arts District, Rocky Mountain PBS' award-winning half-hour arts and culture series, features local and national artists in pursuit of their artistic passions. All videos can also be found on the RMPBS website.
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The Aspen Hall of Fame was established in 1986–87 to recognize and honor those individuals who have had a significant and lasting impact on the Aspen/Snowmass communities—economically, physically, spiritually or intellectually. Nominees must have demonstrated inspirational leadership and have made major contributions to cultural, sports, and/or civic activities.--AHOF website
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A Podcast created by and about Mesa County Libraries. Local events, library happenings and staff curated topics are discussed!
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These images are from the Bob Pierce Photo Collection. Bob worked for the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad for nearly 48 years as a supervisory agent, stationed at the railroad offices in Salida, Colorado.
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Bob Rush, prominent Salida attorney, had a large collection of framed photographs that adorned his office. He graciously donated his collection to the Salida Library.
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A long-standing celebration of the ranching heritage of the Gunnison Valley, Cattlemen's Days was founded in 1901 and is Colorado's oldest rodeo.
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The Center for ENVS and MEM Newsletter highlights graduate and undergraduate students as well as faculty. Included in the newsletter are upcoming events of interest, jobs, projects, internships, fellowships and conferences. We also love to add photos from field trips, travel. and events on campus.
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Join local Colorado poet Al Albrethson as he reads selections of his cowboy poetry.
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Crossing the Divide: The Official Podcast counters a media culture fixated on urbanism as a voice for the Intermountain West, a region consisting of predominantly rural communities and defined by open space, sweeping vistas, big skies and natural wonder. As your guide over the Divide, Gretchen Reist elevates Western voices of the past, present and future who are dedicated to overcoming the unique challenges of life in this boundless stretch...
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This collection has various history of Salida and the surrounding area, specifically the mining areas of Monarch.