Salida, Colorado: Famous Fur-Bearing Trout

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Salida Museum

Address:
406 W. Rainbow Blvd, Salida, CO
Directions:
Salida Museum. West edge of town. On the west side of I St. just north of its intersection with US Hwy 50/W. Rainbow Blvd. The museum shares a building with the Chamber of Commerce visitor center.
Hours:
Days and hours vary by season. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
719-539-7483
Admission:
Adults $5
RA Rates:
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Famous Fur-Bearing Trout.

Famous Fur-Bearing Trout

The original fur-bearing trout, from novelty postcard lore. Caught -- or perhaps made -- by Wilbur Foshay in 1939. He said the local trout grew fur in the winter because Salida water was so cold.

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Famous Fur-Bearing Trout.

Famous Fur-Bearing Trout

Museum is staffed by knowledgeable, friendly folks who care about the history of Salida and its people. Interesting stop!

[Meg Zorn, 10/31/2018]

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