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Galena

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Fremont County has many mining towns that eventually faded away to become ghost towns. One such town was Galena, named for the galena ore found there. It began sometime in the late 1870s and had a listed population of 300 in 1887. It was located right along the Fremont County and Custer County line south […]

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Dam Good Water

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It’s sometimes hard to imagine how Cañon City became the agricultural center it was during the 20th century. For one, water isn’t as abundant here as it is in many other places. That didn’t stop Dall DeWeese who decided he would find a water supply for his nursery and all the local orchards. DeWeese claimed […]

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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 […]

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Preservation of Our Past

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As we approach the 4th of July and the celebration of the United States independence, we here at the Royal Gorge Regional Museum and History Center want to thank our Fremont and Custer county veterans and their families for your service in the military. Civil War veterans played a vital role in the establishment of […]