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Programs at History Center on place names, trains

       The Old Colorado City History Center, 1 S. 24th St., will host a program in January and another in February on subjects relating to the Old West.
       The center is owned and operated by the volunteer Old Colorado City Historical Society (OCCHS).
       Admission to both programs is free to OCCHS members, $5 for nonmembers.
  • Saturday, Jan. 13 at 11 a.m., “Colorado Place Names - Where They Came From.” Jim Flynn “will draw from his book, 'A Compendium of Curious Colorado Place Names,' which presents place-name origin and derivation from throughout the state,” an OCCHS press release states.
  • Friday, Feb. 9 at 11 a.m., “The Golden Spike/ Chapel Cars (1869-1940).” Presented by Southwest-specializing historian David Valles, the talk will use slides and videos to tell about two little-known railroad features from the wild West.
           Outside of programs, admission to the History Center and its museum/bookstore is free. Winter hours are currently in effect - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

    Westside Pioneer/press release