The Charles S. Phalen Collection

Charles Stephen Phalen came to Salida in the summer of 1913 to do his medical residency at the Denver & Rio Grande Hospital (now the Touber Building). He married Catherine McGrath two years later in June of 1915 and they lived at 645 F Street. When America entered World War I in 1917, Charles Phalen enlisted in the Army Medical Corps and by late summer, they had left Salida. Dr. Phalen established a medical practice in Sparta, Wisconsin, where he died more than 60 years ago.

The Salida Library is always looking for donations to the Archive. Books, manuscripts, photographs, scrapbooks, photo albums, letters, diaries, business records, yearbooks, old phone books, city directories, old maps, and personal papers are always welcome. Material should be derived from and relevant to the history of Salida and Central Colorado.