The following is the text of an announcement printed in the Boulder's Daily Camera on the date of the Table Mountain Association Grange sale and is reproduced here with the kind permission of the publisher.
Don't miss a chance to find sure bargains and treasures at the Table Mountain Association's fund raising Grange Sale today.
Held at the historic Altona Grange No. 127. This giant grange sale will feature antiques, children's clothing, skis and skates, household and yard equipment and vintage clothing. It is also an opportunity to support an organization dedicated to preserving the history and ecology of Table Mountain and its environs.
Since the 1950's, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Commerce, has used this high altitude prairie mesa for conduction research on receiving antenna and for the observation of deep space phenomena. It is one of only two "radio free" zones in the country; radio waves are kept at a bare minimum in order to facilitate radio receptor research.
The federally owned land is home to many native grasses, a herd of white-tailed deer and diverse bird species including bald and golden eagle populations.
The Table Mountain Association was originally formed in response to efforts made by local and federal law enforcement authorities to create a firing range on Table Mountain. The association has grown to become both neighborhood group supporting effective lines of communication with the Table Mountain management and a land preservation group dedicated to preserving one of Boulder County's most pristine high prairie habitats.
The sale will be held from 8 am. to 5 p.m. today at Altona Grange No. 127. The grange is located at 39th Avenue and Nelson Road, approximately seven miles north of Boulder on U.S. 36.