Salida, Colorado: Famous Fur-Bearing Trout Team Field Report

Salida Museum

406 W. Rainbow Blvd, Salida, CO
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.
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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. Report... [11/01/2018]

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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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