About those saints

Brief by Ed Quillen

Salida Yards – December 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine –

The irreverent may call them “bathtub Marys,” and many others wonder why they adorn yards — not just in Salida, but throughout the world.

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Hospital statues

Brief by Central Staff

Salida Yards – December 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine

The two statues above are on the grounds of the Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center (although they are indoors by now, since they go inside for the winter.)

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About those bombs

Brief by Mike R0sso

Salida Yards – December 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine

It’s hard to miss the lawn ornament on the 400 block of 4th Street in Salida.These weapons of mass destruction aren’t the product of some politician’s imagination. The late John Ribal of Salida, who served in the U.S. Navy, created the bomb memorial as a tribute to his brother Chris who had served in the Vietnam War in the 1960s. John’s daughter Janet, a Pueblo resident, believes that it was done in the same spirit as the yellow ribbons that have become a common way to show support for members of the military serving over seas.

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