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Weather You Like It or Not

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It certainly doesn’t feel like its almost summer right now in Cañon City does it? Despite the cooler weather we’ve been having lately, Cañon City is generally a temperate climate to live in. Even back in 1897 they knew it! Here is an article from the Cañon City Clipper on January 5, 1897 that extols […]

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Hit Me With Your Best Shot

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Today is National School Nurse Day which is celebrated annually on the Wednesday of National Nurses Week. According to the National Association of School Nurses, this day has been set aside to celebrate school nurses since 1972. This day is ALSO the birthday of one of Cañon City’s local nurses, Blanche Frederickson, née Sharp. In […]

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Whose Fault is it Anyway?

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Today is National Richter Scale Day, which honors the birth of Charles F. Richter, the inventor of the Richter Scale. This scale is a quantitative measure of an earthquake’s magnitude (size), devised in 1935. So why are we talking about earthquakes in Colorado? We don’t experience earthquakes, right? In truth, Colorado does have natural earthquakes […]

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Hang On for a Moment!

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Today is National Hanging Out Day and while this day is actually about celebrating the benefits of hanging your clothes out on a clothesline, we decided to celebrate this day a bit differently here at the museum. Instead, we’ve decided to show you some photos of people “hanging out” on the hanging bridge in the […]