My name is Natalie and I am a senior at Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Michigan, working towards a double major in Business and Religion. When I'm not studying in Michigan, I'm figure skating with the Western Michigan University synchronized skating team or watching movies. I came to The Baldpate Inn because there are two things here that absolutely enchant me, mountains and museums.
As of right now, my favorite set of keys comes from the Colorado State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. In 1896 an inmate made seven keys from spoons in an attempt to break out. The first six keys were failures, but the seventh key worked! The escaped prisoner was never captured.
I look forward to learning about the stories behind the rest of the keys in our collection during the remainder of the summer.
Until next time!