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By Loretta (Stevens) Bailey Now: One day after numerous phone calls from the telephone marketers, which has been going on for years. I had a thought about snake oil salesmen of days gone past. I did some reading about snake oil on-line. Found this definition on Wikipedia. The term snake oil has since been established […]
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 […]
By: Loretta (Stevens) Bailey and George Stevens Note: To the readers, there is a quiz at the end of four leaf rubs of the trees listed in the blog: The Buckeye, Cottonwood, Maple, and Elm. So, how did the Buckeye get its name? Who planted the old Cottonwood trees along the Arkansas in 1862-1863? The […]
Here in Cañon City, many of our street names are named after pioneers and past residents. One such street is a short branch off the east side of 9th Avenue between Ussie Avenue and Park Avenue. It is named after Thomas Prescott, a pioneer who moved to the area soon after the Civil War. Prescott […]