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Old 04-10-2007, 07:55 AM
Location: Colorado
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Originally Posted by vfrpilot View Post
Wonder what happen to the original poster? They didn't rally elaborate on their original statement. It went from Florence is a 'dump' to 'sounds pretty nice to me'.
I still think it was a kid. No different from most kids that can't wait to leave. Or someone just trying to stir things up.

But to clarify. Many love Florence and the area. But it is depressed and run down. But when they decide to do something, they don't talk it to death to the point it never gets done like Canon. They do it. So it is looking better. They have a beautiful new high school and are working on getting better rating for their schools. Right now they are less than average. Many are coming to Canon for school. Shame. But I can understand.
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Old 11-09-2008, 08:22 PM
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Nadine- are you still monitering this thread? Do you live in Florence or near it?
I came on to find out if anyone from the Florence area was on here. I can give you some history on the beginnings of Florence.

In the late 1800s, my Great Grandfather & Great Grandmother moved from eastern Long Island, NY to Colorado. My GGrandfather was an official with the railroad & they ended up living in tents while the train trestle was built over the gorge & through the area. My grandmother & her little sister were their children & I believe both of my GGparents are in the local cemetary, as they both died by the time my Gmother was 16 & she & her sister were sent east to live.

My grandmother told me all kinds of stories about living in Florence & the area, the trestle, etc. & supposedly there's a rock with a plaque on it honoring my GGFather somewhere in Florence.

If anyone lives near Florence, I'd love to hear from you & have pictures of my GGParents' headstone, the plaque, the trestle, or anything else.

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Old 11-10-2008, 09:43 AM
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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I boarded my horse there for a bit, I thought it was kinda cool. And you're close to the mountains!
Not the most progressive part of the part.
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Old 11-10-2008, 06:08 PM
Location: Kingman AZ
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Originally Posted by I_LUVNM View Post
Florence isnt a desert town right? I have seen pictures of Florence and I see pines and some hills around it. The city looks old like Silverton, is that correct or am I seeing pictures of another town?
You were confused I LVUNM.....the OP claims it is a Dessert town not a desert town......Florence must be the frosting on the cake.
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Old 03-31-2010, 09:52 PM
Location: getting ready to move from Canon to Florence
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Default Funny...

Funny, because I moved to Canon from Missouri a year ago. I love it. We are getting ready to move to Florence, and everyone I talked to said that a lot of people like Florence better.....schools included. My kids go to Mountain View Core Knowledge in Canon, so they will stay there through 8th grade, but if they want to go to the Florence High School, I am fine with that. My husband works with a girl who transferred from Canon High School to FLorence when she was in shool, and she liked Florence better, too.
Florence does not equal dump at all. Every town has better streets than others. I call Florence cozy with a family feel.
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Old 03-31-2010, 10:33 PM
Location: Hays, Kansas
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This is odd that I noticed this I was just talking about Florance in History today with my friend who was born in Lamar.

We got lost there once when my mom turned off of highway 50 at the wrong spot (or maybe was never on it in the first place lol). We literally thought it was a ghost town because the seeming lack of any human life and the condition of the houses. Then she wanted to see the river so we ended up driving though the whole town because she wouldn't take directions from signs... With some work the down town area could be nice I remember some of the buildings as being nice but falling in.
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