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A Colorado highway which is destined to become known for its scenic attractions was completed recently. It is a twenty-three mile stretch between the towns of Parkdale and Cotopaxi, and forms a gateway to the western part of the state through the canon of the Arkansas river. Construction of the road began two years ago and cost $100,000. Much of the way was cut through solid granite, it being necessary at one point to build the highway through a tunnel. The road skirts the Arkansas river the entire distance. The new highway takes the place of a thirty-two mile hill road between Parkdale and Cotopaxi, which ran through Copper gulch and crossed the sandy bottom of the gulch forty-eight times in eight miles. It gives an easy water grade between Canon City and Salida, and is a link in the Santa Fé trail and Rainbow transcontinental route from the East to the Pacific coast.

The president of the Atlantic Deeper Waterways Association has just issued a call for the eighth annual convention of the association, to be held in Savannah, Ga., Nov. 9-12. "The unfortunate filibusters," says President Moore, "that developed in the last two sessions of Congress over the river and harbor bills, ended in the adoption of compromise measures carrying lump sum appropriations in insufficient amount and excluding all new projects, thereby postponing and even threatening abandonment of the coastal waterways for which this association has stood since its inception. An unmistakable demonstration should now be made of the popular demand for adequate recognition at the next session of Congress of commercial necessities in the East."

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