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The Study of Nature

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Paleontology has been a long-standing interest in Fremont County. Ever since their discovery in the region, there have been many people interested in the great beasts that once walked these lands. Once such group of people was the so named, “Bronto Saurus Dipplodoccus Club” and appears in the 1925 Cañon City High School yearbook. The […]

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“Sweets to the Sweet”

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If you wish to pay a tribute to that “sweet girls of yours” go to “Miller’s” confectionery and procure a suitable offering, namely, “sweets to the sweet.” Cañon City Record, July 25, 1901 Miller’s Confectionery was fitted in a tasteful and artistic manner according to the Cañon City Record on July 25, 1901. The business […]

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Uncommon Instrument Awareness Day

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This musical group is made up primarily of mandolin players, common for the early 1900s. A few other instruments can be seen as well, such as a banjo and a few guitars. However, one of those guitars is rather unique after closer inspection. This instrument is a harp guitar, known for having both fretted strings […]

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Preserving Our Oral History Collection

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By Rachel Smith, Archives Librarian As a part of preserving the history of the Royal Gorge region, our museum and other local organizations, such as the Fremont County History Society, have conducted oral history interviews with local residents. Since social distancing guidelines complicate our ability to record face-to-face conversations, we have turned our efforts towards […]

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Don’t Knock It ‘Til You Trivet

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Items like this are seen frequently in antique stores. Called a trivet, this object is generally placed underneath a serving dish, usually to protect a table from heat damage. A metal trivet will often have legs to prevent heat from being directly transferred to the object underneath. Materials such as wood, ceramic, fabric, silicone, and […]