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Why is the Census Important to Historians?

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The decennial census goes back to 1790 and is a tangible record of the people living in the United States. For historians, this record can help trace family histories, track societal changes over decades, and provide information about individuals throughout history who have few records left behind such as immigrants, people of color, and the […]

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The Royal Order of Half Wits

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Half-wit is not usually a term that people tend to use to describe themselves. However, one group from Cañon City decided it was precisely the correct word for their society. Known as the Royal Order of Half Wits, the group met each summer to go on trips and dance together and have a “general good […]

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You’ve Got To Be “Ghosting” Me!

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By Willow Passero Most people know about the St. Cloud Hotel, but what about the stories of ghosts that roamed the halls? Now, I’m not telling you to believe in ghosts as that’s for you to decide, but here are some chilling stories from the St. Cloud Hotel. This first story has never been explained. […]

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Saddle Up!

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Men and women weren’t the only ones going overseas during the First World War; horses also made the journey to serve in the military. Prior to American involvement in the conflict, British and French armies purchased horses from the United States and Canada. More than 600,000 horses and mules were shipped from North America during […]

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Hello, Is It Tea You’re Looking For?

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There’s nothing better than curling up with a blanket and warm drink when the weather is cold. One of these preferred warm drinks is tea, so it should come as no surprise that January is National Hot Tea Month. While residents of the city could get their most basic tea needs met at the grocer, […]