About the Cover Photograph: Marshall Pass Panorama

Our cover photo this month is a single panel from a panoramic shot of Marshall Pass, taken between 1890-1900 by renowned photographer William Henry Jackson, a partner with the Detroit Photographic Co. The original print was 8 1/2 x 22 inches and is labeled as a Photochrom, a process for producing colorized images from black-and-white […]

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Places: The Hutchinson Homestead and Learning Center

Chaffee County’s past comes alive at a unique historic spot between Salida and Poncha Springs, just off U.S. Hwy. 50. The Hutchinson Homestead and Learning Center is a place where it’s easy to imagine what life was like in the early settlement days in the Upper Arkansas Valley. The Hutchinson family settled in the region […]

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Winterfest

By Hal Walter I’m not sure when winter began in earnest but probably back in January. I knew I was in trouble when I bought a 25-pound bag of wild bird seed at the feed store. I grew even more troubled when I realized the wind chill was such that I was feeding only two […]

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