Visitors to Creekside Chalets along US Highway 50 can’t help but notice just a stone’s throw to the east is the driveway of the Old Yellow Honk House. Guests at Creekside Chalets who are outside can sometimes hear the sounds of passing cars honking at the old house, and are left to wonder why they do it, and how it came to be so.
Points of Interest
Drive just west of Salida, and you’ll see it: the 365-foot Salida Smokestack. When it was completed in 1917, it was the tallest smokestack west of the Mississippi. What’s the history of this dramatic building, a relic of early 1900’s America?