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Displays at cabin, model train at OCC History Center during Territory Days

A mother and son enjoy the model train during its first Territory Days appearance at the Old Colorado City History Center in 2013.
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Adding to the Old West theme of the May 27-29 Territory Days street festival will be the Old Colorado City Historical Society (OCCHS).
       All three days, the volunteer nonprofit will have volunteers in period costume in the 1859-built Bancroft Park cabin and a historically styled model train in the OCCHS History Center (across the street from the park at 1 S. 24th St.).
       Admission to both the cabin and the center is free. The hours are roughly 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.
       Offerings at the cabin will include a display of old-time weapons and the demonstration of a spinning wheel. People can also peruse artifacts inside.
       The HO scale modular railroad will be set up inside the OCCHS' History Center at 1 S. 24th St. Built by model railroader Chris Fox, its multiple trains will include Colorado Midland steam locomotives pulling passenger and freight trains, plus other replicas of engines and cars from the 1920s to the present.
       “Often, two or more trains will run at a time and will be controlled by digital command and control,” a press release states. “Many of the trains will be equipped with sound systems for bell and whistle effect.”
       For more information, call the OCCHS at 636-1225.

Westside Pioneer/press release
(Posted 5/22/17; Community: Old Colorado City History Center)

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