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Montrose Museum Receives Historic Property Designation

MONTROSE, Colo - A Montrose museum receives a state-level designation from the Colorado State Register of Historic Properties.

The Museum of the Mountain West in Montrose was created back in 1997 and is filled with old-west artifacts collected by the owner over the course of 73 years.

The designation makes the museum considered to be a significant cultural resource deserving of preservation for the future education and enjoyment of those who visit.

"It's a very significant honor to be on the state or national register of historic places. It gives us some benefits but it also brings in more people to see", says Richard Fike the Director for the museum.

The museum also owns the old-western buggy repair shop that the heavy-weight world champion Jack Dempsey used to train in.

There was also an episode of the American Network Television series Ghost Adventures that was filmed at the museum.

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