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Tales of Florissant-area ranch in Old Colorado City History Center talk March 10

In his January presentation at the Old Colorado City History Center, David Valles talked about the transcontinental railroad south of the famous line that was completed with the "golden spike" in 1869. He noted that some along the southern route claim it was technically the first because part of the northern segment required the use of a ferry.
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Feb. 26, 2018
       A presentation at the Old Colorado City History Center Saturday, March 10 is titled “The Colorful History of the Wildhorn Dude Ranch and the Life and Times of Henry Hoder,” presented by Steve Plutt.
       The talk will begin at 11 a.m. The center is at 1 S. 24th St.
       Owned by the Hoder family, this spread north of Florissant operated as a cattle ranch in the 1920s, saw moonshiners and mafia shootouts during the '30s and celebrity visitors during later years as a dude ranch.
       A 20-year member of the Park County Historic Preservation Commission, Plutt “knew Henry Hoder personally,” a press release adds.
       Admission is free to OCCHS members, $5 for nonmembers.
       The History Center is owned and operated by the volunteer Old Colorado City Historical Society (OCCHS). Winter hours are currently in effect - Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free to all, except during programs.
       For more information, including how to become an OCCHS member, call 636- 1225.

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