Fremont County

Some Plane Talk

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Beginning at the very end of 1946, residents of Fremont County could hop on a plane at the Fremont County Airport and be in Denver in just 45 minutes. This service was provided by Monarch Airlines, a precursor to Frontier Airlines.   Monarch Airlines was established by Ray Wilson and F.W. Bonfils in 1946 and […]

Fremont County

Whitehorn

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Located in the northwest portion of Fremont County, Whitehorn was a short-lived mining settlement. The Whitehorn News on October 1, 1897, noted how the settlement received its name. According to the article, in January 1897, A.L. Whitehorn went to the area to prospect. He formed an acquaintance with other prospectors and in April, some of […]

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. […]

Fremont County

Happy Birthday to "Moo"!

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“Every cow that comes in the barn is a ‘lady’, treat her as such.” That was Olen Nichols’ motto when it came to running his dairy farm at the east end of the Lincoln Park area. According to him, his cows were the bosses and were never forced to do anything they didn’t want to […]