Fremont County

Colorado Women's Suffrage

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Colorado is the first state to grant women the right to vote…..on a technicality. The territories of Wyoming and Utah both granted women the right to vote in 1869 and 1870 respectively. Women’s suffrage was repealed in Utah territory in 1887 and not returned until statehood in 1896. Wyoming on the other hand was admitted […]

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Happy Birthday Prof. Kessler!

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Hundreds of visitors have, and will continue, to stroll past the stegosaurus fossil in the Prehistoric Journey exhibit at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. The question is, how many of them know who found it? Or even that it was found only a few hours’ drive from where they stand in the museum? […]

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Teddy and Trains

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Do you know who we have to thank for the park at the Royal Gorge? I’ll give you a hint, he has a children’s toy named after him! That’s right, it’s Theodore Roosevelt! Today is his birthday so it seemed appropriate to talk about him and his connection with Cañon City and Fremont County. In […]

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The Lady and the Library

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In 1901, the average number of books checked out at the library was 1,548 per month. Compare that to now with a total of 12,549 items checked out from the public library in September of this year! The library holds an important place in the community and we have the Cañon City Ladies Library Association […]

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Italians in Fremont County

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Join us for a free program presented by Sons of Italy here at the museum at 612 Royal Gorge Blvd. this Saturday, October 14 at 2 pm! Sons of Italy in America is a non-profit organization established in 1905 to support Italian immigrants and now supports many national charitable groups. The Royal Gorge Lodge was […]