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Several years ago, the "Denver Post" had a story on April Fools news reports. Off the top of my head, I remember stories about the Great Spaghetti Harvest and the Republic of Sans Seriefe.

The Swiss Spaghetti Harvest is certainly a classic, courtesy of the BBC. There have been lots of very clever April Fool's gaffes. One of my favorites involved burning hundreds of tires in the caldera of a mountain in Alaska (I forget the name), panicking a good portion of the population of Sitka into thinking the long dormant volcano was about to erupt. Terrible for the environment, but you have to admire the cleverness!

I was told that some U.of New Mexico students did the same thing at the extinct West Mesa volcano cones in the 60's. I didn't get the Albuquere reaction though.

Re the cutline beneath the Denver street scene photo -- there is no "California Avenue" in Denver. Good writeup however.

You are correct, and I've brought it to the attention of our catalogers. Thanks for taking an interest! 

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