Now and Then

Now & Then: “FIRE, FIRE HURRY! HERE COME THE FIREMEN!” By: Loretta (Stevens) Bailey 

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Now & Then: “FIRE, FIRE HURRY! HERE COME THE FIREMEN!” By: Loretta (Stevens) Bailey  Now: This is a comparison of Cañon City’s fire stations present and past. I have researched archives and files at Royal Gorge Regional Museum & History Center.  Finding a treasure of information. News articles, photographs, City Directories and old fire logs in […]

Black History Month

The Holliday Family

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Clabe (possibly Clay) Holliday and his wife, Mary, moved to Cañon City around 1902. The city directory of that year lists Clabe as a porter at the Strathmore, with a residence at 423 N. 5th Street. The couple may have been separated by 1905 as they are listed at different addresses. Clabe was living at […]

Black History Month

The Townsend Family

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In the early 1890s, Henry Townsend and his family moved to Cañon City from Leadville. According to city directories from Leadville, Henry worked as a barber during his residence in Leadville. The 1900 U.S. Federal Census lists Henry as a barber, but he appears in the 1902 Cañon City’s city directory as a rancher, living […]