Even closed galleries help a town’s economy

Sidebar by Central Staff Art – December 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine Helper, Utah, is an old railroad and mining town, similar in many ways to Salida, since it was built at the same time for the same purpose. However, Helper still has several blocks of shuttered stores downtown.

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Using art to elevate real-estate prices

Sidebar by Ed Quillen Art – December 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine Economists can tell us how a factory or store fits into the general economic picture, but it’s harder to assign a role to the “art industry” of studios and galleries.

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More Steam Plant Work set for 1995

Sidebar by Central Staff Art – December 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine This summer, the Steam Plant Theatre in Salida was open for business and hosted numerous events. But now it’s closed for the winter, and back under construction.

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Culture for the Country Folk

Sidebar by Martha Quillen Art – December 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine Funded by donations and bequests from individuals, families, corporations, and communities, foundations earnestly filter money from those who have it to those who don’t, and by doing so, they get to decide who is worthy and who isn’t.

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Trials and Triumphs, by Stephen J. Leonard

Review by Ed Quillen Colorado History – December 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine Trials and Triumphs – A Colorado Portrait of the Great Depression With FSA Photographs by Stephen J. Leonard Published in 1993 by University Press of Colorado ISBN 0-87081-311-0

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Tomboy Bride, by Harriet Fish Backus

Review by Martha Quillen Coloado History – December 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine Tomboy Bride – A Woman’s Personal Account of Life in Mining Camps of the West by Harriet Fish Backus Published in 1969 by Pruett ISBN 0-87108-512-7

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The Fall of Climax Molybdenum

Article by Steve Voynick Mining history – December 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine If there was a single date that marked the transition between the rise and fall of Climax, it was January 1, 1958. On that date, the Climax Molybdenum Company merged with the American Metals Company, becoming a division of American Metals Climax, […]

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