Fremont County

Happy Birthday to "Moo"!

Posted on

“Every cow that comes in the barn is a ‘lady’, treat her as such.” That was Olen Nichols’ motto when it came to running his dairy farm at the east end of the Lincoln Park area. According to him, his cows were the bosses and were never forced to do anything they didn’t want to […]

Museum Blog

This Butter Be Good!

Posted on

It’s hard to imagine going to a theater and not get hit with the pervading smell of popcorn. It’s THE snack of theaters which makes it hard to believe that at one time theaters actively kept the snack from entering the doors. In the early days of theaters, popcorn was kept out because it was […]

Museum Blog

Cop To It

Posted on

Today is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D) so what better time to post a brief history of the Cañon City Police Department? Of course, law enforcement as we know it today was drastically different during the early settlement of the west. During the 19th century, there was no police organization in the American western […]

Museum Blog

Ice Times

Posted on

With the cold weather we’ve had recently, we’ve certainly had our fair share of ice. On cars and roads, it is a fairly unappreciated part of winter. But as soon as summer comes along, we’re all grateful to have ice in our drinks and in our freezers. The process of acquiring ice was originally much […]

Museum Blog

Imagination Fuels Innovation

Posted on

You wouldn’t necessarily guess that bicycles and automobiles had much of a connection other than as a means of transportation but many early bike manufacturers also became pioneer automobile builders. In fact, many companies that still produce cars today have a history with bicycle manufacturing according to Carlton Reid, author of Roads Were Not Built […]