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Salida Smokestack Centennial Celebration
August 26, 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Check out our video tour of the museum.
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You’re invited! On August 26, the Salida Museum will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the smelter smokestack. It remains one of the most visible symbols of Salida’s colorful history. The celebration will feature talks about the smokestack (under … Continue reading
Ever wondered what it looked like from the top of the Salida smokestack? Check out the new smokestack video, courtesy of the Salida High School UAS/Drone class students of 2016/2017. It’s a birds eye … Continue reading
Did you know there used to be a suspension footbridge across the Arkansas River? It was used mostly railroad workers to get from town to the rail yards more quickly. On Memorial Day, May 30, 1904, as many as 12 … Continue reading
The new lights are going in this week! After all the fundraising, planning and boxing up artifacts, things are hopping. Ben Sineath from Sineath Electric is zipping right through the retrofit and comes with an awesome playlist! But then, of … Continue reading
Did you know that on Christmas Day, 1806, Zebulon Pike’s party camped near Salida? In May of 1806, Zebulon Pike had been given orders for his second expedition to explore the westernmost borders of the Louisiana Purchase including the unknown … Continue reading
At 8:45 am December 11, 1892, a watchman walking through the roundhouse discovered flames shooting up from Engine 174. He blew the whistle of Engine 529 and all hands scrambled to fight the fire. Within 2 minutes the flames had … Continue reading
Every Halloween, Salida Museum volunteers host the 2nd grade classes to learn more about Salida and it’s history. We’re always impressed by how smart these kids are – I mean, would you have answered that boiling water produces “water vapor” … Continue reading
Clay Jenkinson visited the Salida Museum October 15 during his visit to Salida to perform his historic interpretation of Teddy Roosevelt for a fundraiser for Browns Canyon. Jenkinson, a scholar, writer, and creator of the Thomas Jefferson Hour, enjoyed our … Continue reading