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 […]

Museum Blog

Money of the American Civil War

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Fighting a war is an expensive undertaking, especially for a largely agrarian society whose capital is invested in slavery and cotton land. After their secession from the United States, the Confederate States of America was in need of revenue. Raising taxes was not feasible, as there was little in the way of infrastructure to support […]

Women's History Month

Laura Huntley

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In 1974, a large collection of over 1,800 objects were donated the museum by Laura Huntley. Laura was an avid antique collector and the items in the donation are a valuable resource to the museum. Laura was born to Albert and Ella (Romke) Giem in Castle Rock, Colorado on April 2, 1895. From there, the […]