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Buckskin Joe

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By Kaleb Dugat Buckskin Joe was a western-style theme park located west of Canon City, opened in 1957 and closed in 2010. It was a re-creation of the Buckskin Joe mining camp. The mining camp once reached a population of 2,000 people. In 1942, only the Tabor Store and one of the old gambling halls […]

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Bear With Me

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Today is National Black Bear Day, a day to recognize the most commonly found bear in North America. Now, to start, the black bear is not always black. According to the National Park Service, they can be black, brown, cinnamon, blonde, blue/gray, and even (very rarely) white. These bears are around 3 feet at the […]

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Weather You Like It or Not

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It certainly doesn’t feel like its almost summer right now in Cañon City does it? Despite the cooler weather we’ve been having lately, Cañon City is generally a temperate climate to live in. Even back in 1897 they knew it! Here is an article from the Cañon City Clipper on January 5, 1897 that extols […]

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Hit Me With Your Best Shot

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Today is National School Nurse Day which is celebrated annually on the Wednesday of National Nurses Week. According to the National Association of School Nurses, this day has been set aside to celebrate school nurses since 1972. This day is ALSO the birthday of one of Cañon City’s local nurses, Blanche Frederickson, née Sharp. In […]