Fremont County

Some Plane Talk

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Beginning at the very end of 1946, residents of Fremont County could hop on a plane at the Fremont County Airport and be in Denver in just 45 minutes. This service was provided by Monarch Airlines, a precursor to Frontier Airlines.   Monarch Airlines was established by Ray Wilson and F.W. Bonfils in 1946 and […]

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The Unfortunate Boot

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One chilly day in November, the townsfolk of Penrose gathered for the unveiling of their new fountain, donated by Julie Penrose. Julie was the wife of Spencer Penrose, after whom the town was named. According to the Fremont County Leader on November 18, 1915, a parade was led by school children carrying flags and banners. […]

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Shelf Road

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Shelf Road was originally opened as a wagon road. When gold was discovered in Cripple Creek, the business men in Cañon City were frantic to find a way to tap into the market. A group, the Cañon City and Cripple Creek Toll Road Company, was formed to open a road between the two cities. The […]

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Three Weddings and a Divorce

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One of the last things you might want during divorce proceeding is for a marriage to occur simultaneously in the court room. One couple had it even worse, with three marriages taking place during their divorce proceedings! An article in the Cañon City Daily Record on October 3, 1912 reported on the proceedings, simply titled […]