Now and Then

Now & Then: “FIRE, FIRE HURRY! HERE COME THE FIREMEN!” By: Loretta (Stevens) Bailey 

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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 […]

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Thomas Prescott

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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 […]

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Camping Is In Tents

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Back in June 1917, the city Council was asked by the chamber of commerce to give thought to a conveniently placed camping ground for automobile tourists and visitors during the summer. On June 18, 1917, the council announced they had purchased a tract of land at 12th Street and College Avenue that was to be […]

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Coal Creek

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The oldest coal camp in Colorado, Coal Creek, was once quite a large bustling hub of activity. The town was first platted in 1887 by Harry and Willard Teller. However, the town had already been well established by that point however with coal discovered in 1860. The first major coal mine was the Canfield, doing […]