Eagle owner’s son commits barbershop prank

In 1912, men could stop in at R.A. Clark's barbershop in Canyon City for a haircut or a shave, and a drink. In the front chair, Lewis Allen is being shaved by Clark, and in back, Guy Durham is shaved by Henry Guernsey. To the left, Calcite Kid is at the door. Information by Charles Brown.

R.A Clark owned a barbershop in Canyon City in the early 1900s.

He was known for wearing a derby hat. He also wore a toupee.

Clint Haight owned the newspaper, the Blue Mountain Eagle. He had a son, also named Clint, who grew up here.

One afternoon, Clint stole into Clark’s barbershop and removed the derby hat from the hat rack and applied a circle of glue to the hat’s crown. The next time Clark took off his hat, along came his toupee.

Story shared by the Grant County Historical Museum.

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