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Three Weddings and a Divorce

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One of the last things you might want during divorce proceeding is for a marriage to occur simultaneously in the court room. One couple had it even worse, with three marriages taking place during their divorce proceedings! An article in the Cañon City Daily Record on October 3, 1912 reported on the proceedings, simply titled […]

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USS Canon

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Today, September 24, is World Maritime Day. While this day actually has a larger focus on maritime shipping, we are in a land-locked state so we’ll work with what we have. What we have is a gunboat named after Cañon City – the USS Canon! In 1968, the U.S. Navy commissioned Patrol Gunboat 90 to […]

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National Centenarian Day

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Today, September 22, is National Centenarian Day which honors those who have celebrated 100 or more years. To celebrate we thought we would share some information on the last Civil War veteran in Fremont County who lived to be 102 years of age. Joseph B. Smith was born on November 25, 1842 in New York […]

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The Foulkes Building

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The Central Hotel was “Canon’s Leading Medium Priced Hotel” …at least according to the Cañon City Record on September 20, 1906. The Central Hotel was located on the second floor of 314 Main Street in the Foulkes Building.  At the time of this photo, the Linneer Brother Tailors were located on the first floor. P. […]