Rare printing plates to be donated

Dick Perue will make donation during June 26 event at GEM

Local historian Dick Perue has held a life-long goal of preserving local history, one picture at a time.

That goal is now paying off for the Grand Encampment Museum. Monday, the former Saratoga Sun publisher will be donating two rare printing plates. The donation will be made during a program presented by historian and author Mike Amundson as he presents the art and life of pioneer artist M.D. Houghton.

The engravings were used to print the Houghton images of the 1903 Grand Encampment Mining District and the Town of Saratoga. For the past 120 years, the coppertop cuts have survived several...

 

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