Fremont County

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 […]

Fremont County

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 […]

Fremont County

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 […]

Fremont County

The Colfax Colony

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October 6 is German-American Day which celebrates German American heritage. The holiday was celebrated as early as 1883 in Philadelphia and similar celebrations developed in other areas of the country over time. The custom died out during World War I due to anti-German sentiment but was revived in 1983. Ronald Reagan proclaimed October 6 as […]