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A. L. Jeffrey

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Many of the attorneys that practiced in Cañon City did so for many years, and Alvis L. Jeffrey was no exception, practicing for nearly 50 years. Jeffrey was born in Indiana on July 2, 1865 and moved to Fremont County as a young man. He taught school at Brookside and saved part of his salary […]

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Thomas Prescott

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Here in Cañon City, many of our street names are named after pioneers and past residents. One such street is a short branch off the east side of 9th Avenue between Ussie Avenue and Park Avenue. It is named after Thomas Prescott, a pioneer who moved to the area soon after the Civil War. Prescott […]

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Happy Birthday, Julia Mack!

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At the corner of Main and 6th Street, before the Record Block (521 Main Street) or First National Bank (531 Main Street) even existed, was a lumber yard. This lumber yard, owned by Henry Mack, was opened in 1875 when Henry, and his wife Julia, moved to Cañon City. Julia Mack was born in Medina, […]

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Happy Birthday to "Moo"!

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“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 […]

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Imagination Fuels Innovation

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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 […]