Fremont County

A Remarkable Escape

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As horrific as the First World War was, every so often there was a story of a miraculous escape, the type of news in a letter from a soldier that was happily received. Captain Clyde H. Biggs of the 353rd Infantry (Lieutenant at the time of his letter), wrote home an incredible tale. Published in […]

Museum Blog

World War I

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As of November 2018, World War I will have officially been over for 100 years. In honor of that occasion, the Royal Gorge Regional Museum is putting together an exhibit highlighting how the war affected Fremont County.  We would like to increase our collection of World War I artifacts that pertain to soldiers that served […]

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"John Dillinger May Have Been Seen in Cañon"

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John Dillinger was born in 1903 and became a notorious thief who, along with his gang, terrorized the Midwest during the 1930s. His first attempt at robbery was at a grocery store in Mooresville, Indiana where he and his partner, Ed Singleton, were quickly apprehended. Dillinger received joint sentences of two to 14 years and […]

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Beaver Park Preserving and Fruit Company

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1918 brings a new cannery – the Beaver Park Preserving and Fruit Company – to Penrose. The February 2, 1918 issue of the Penrose Press states that the cannery is looking at proofs for their new labels.  We would love to know more about these labels and of course would like to have some for […]

Fremont County

Preserving History

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If you or someone you know is a long-time resident of Fremont County and would like to join in a filmed discussion of ranching in the county, stop by the museum tomorrow at 9 AM! Coffee and a light snack will be provided. We would love to hear your stories and grow our oral history […]