Now and Then

Now & Then: “FIRE, FIRE HURRY! HERE COME THE FIREMEN!” By: Loretta (Stevens) Bailey 

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Now & Then: “FIRE, FIRE HURRY! HERE COME THE FIREMEN!” By: Loretta (Stevens) Bailey  Now: This is a comparison of Cañon City’s fire stations present and past. I have researched archives and files at Royal Gorge Regional Museum & History Center.  Finding a treasure of information. News articles, photographs, City Directories and old fire logs in […]

Fremont County

May I Have This Dance?

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This was the ad promoting the Annex Hall in 1926 when it was a dance and event hall. The Annex building was built in 1903 by Lyman Robison who made his money in mining investments in Leadville. An article in the Cañon City Clipper on June 12, 1903 described the grandeur of the new building. […]

Now and Then

Now and Then: The African-American Community in Cañon City 1902-1937

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By Loretta (Stevens) Bailey Now: In searching RGRM&HC’s family files, subject files, property files, city directories, donor files, and archival photographs, I found this research fascinating.  I also found my own knowledge of these residents was very limited and sketchy. In this blog you will find demographics, occupations, residences, places of business, churches, schools, and […]

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Dam Good Water

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It’s sometimes hard to imagine how Cañon City became the agricultural center it was during the 20th century. For one, water isn’t as abundant here as it is in many other places. That didn’t stop Dall DeWeese who decided he would find a water supply for his nursery and all the local orchards. DeWeese claimed […]