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A Big New Business

 

Last updated 11/13/2019 at 4:53pm

I have been asked about this story recently. It all started when the idea of Christmas presents for friends came up. In March, 1939 an announcement for a new business was made. This new industry was actually similar to an already flourishing business in nearby Colorado Springs. The Van Briggle pottery had started just before the turn of the century and their work was well in demand by this time. This new company would produce art pottery in Fountain.

Art pottery is the craft of producing pots, bowls and other items that can be used daily or on special occasions, like Christmas. In addition...



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