CORTEZ, Colo. — Drive down Highway 491 in Cortez, and it’s tough to miss the Antique Corral. The shop is a bit of an antique itself, a popular store attracting tourists and others for several decades.
However, the store’s shelves are also stocked with some controversy.
“I was angry, confused, shocked and absolutely just dumbfounded,” said Nicola Shanks.
Shanks was shopping at the store several months ago when she says she stumbled upon several signs she believes were racist in nature, with messages that included “Public Swimming Pool – Whites Only” and “Colored Seating in Rear.”