Fremont County

Run of the Mill

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When you visit a grocery store today, you don’t think too much about how your food was processed and generally don’t see the building in which it is produced or packaged. But the early settlers in Cañon City would have been able to look down the street or go straight to the door to see […]

Fremont County

Home Sweet Holmes

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Cañon City at one time was a city of doctors. With the combination of tuberculosis sufferers, mining towns, and a prison, there was never a shortage of work for doctors. Dr. R.E. Holmes arrived in Fremont County as a company physician for the Colorado Fuel & Iron (CF&I) Company and never left, deciding to make […]

Fremont County

An Interest in Banking

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The Fremont National Bank had a few different homes throughout its life. The building at the corner of 4th Street and Main Street is probably the most recognizable. The words “Raynolds Bank” are emblazoned above the corner entrance. The building was built in 1882 for the Fremont County Bank and the year over the entryway, […]