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Loads of History

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Cañon City has been home to a few different laundries over the years. Three laundries were functioning in 1908: Cañon Steam Laundry, New Method Laundry, and Lee Sing Laundry. Cañon Steam Laundry and New Method Laundry were across from one another on the 200 block of Main Street, while Lee Sing Laundry was on River […]

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Shelf Road

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Shelf Road was originally opened as a wagon road. When gold was discovered in Cripple Creek, the business men in Cañon City were frantic to find a way to tap into the market. A group, the Cañon City and Cripple Creek Toll Road Company, was formed to open a road between the two cities. The […]

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The Mercury

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The building pictured above was the home of The Mercury, a weekly newspaper in Cañon City. The office was located near the corner of 5th Street and Main Street on the north side. The building to the right was occupied by J. C. Cole’s Paint and Sign shop. The Mercury began in May 1884, but […]

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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 […]