Women's History Month

Ruth Carter

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Not only was Ruth Carter the first female mayor of Cañon City, she was the first woman in Colorado to gain the title of Chief Probation Officer in 1970. Ruth was born September 30, 1916 in Kay County, Oklahoma to Henry and Edna Cresswell. Her family moved to Kansas in 1922. Ruth graduated from El […]

Fremont County

Pioneer Women

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While many of the street names in Cañon City are named after early male settlers, many of those men came west with their families. Their wives made the same trek and were just as instrumental in creating the city we call home. This article will highlight just a few of these women, but there are […]


Architecture Styles – Dutch Colonial Revival

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Dutch Colonial Revival is a subtype of Colonial Revival. Between 1880-1910, a small number of Colonial Revival structures were being built. However, beginning in 1910-1930, it became a dominant architecture style. The Dutch Colonial architecture style derived from American settlers hailing from the Netherlands. It was popular from the 1600s until the 1800s. The most […]

Museum Blog


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Up along Phantom Canyon sits a ghost town named Adelaide. It suffered when the Florence & Cripple Creek Railroad tracks were washed out, leading to the closure of the company. However, this wasn’t the first cloudburst[1] to bring devastation to Adelaide. On August 1, 1895, the Rocky Mountain News reported that a cloudburst had swept […]