Anson Rudd

Happy Birthday Mr. Rudd!

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It’s time to say happy birthday to someone important to the history of Cañon City, someone who is turning 198 years old! It’s the birthday of Anson Rudd, one of the first settlers in the area who lived in both the log cabin and the house right here behind the museum. Anson Rudd was born […]

Fremont County

A Surprising Find

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25 years ago in July of 1992, a group of volunteers from the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and from the Garden Park Paleontology Society began an excavation braving high temperatures, thunderstorms and flash floods. So what was considered so important? One of the most complete Stegosaurus stenops skeletons ever found! Missing only its […]

Fremont County

Preservation of Our Past

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As we approach the 4th of July and the celebration of the United States independence, we here at the Royal Gorge Regional Museum and History Center want to thank our Fremont and Custer county veterans and their families for your service in the military. Civil War veterans played a vital role in the establishment of […]

Fremont County

A Short History of Rafting

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As the days heat up, people start to think about the best way to keep cool. And what better way than a trip down the Arkansas River on a raft? Whitewater rafting has been around far longer than you might think. The first recorded attempt to navigate the Snake River in Wyoming was recorded in […]

Museum Blog

Dall DeWeese and His Legacy

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Father’s Day is coming up and in honor of that I think there is someone we should talk about. Not as a father in the typical sense but rather as a founder. Dall DeWeese is an important player in the history of Cañon City due to his effort at historical preservation by giving his collection […]