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“Most remarkable and most interesting”

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Soon after the museum was opened, the city was proud to share the praise it received by visitors from Denver, Oklahoma, and New York. The displays were much admired by members of the scientific community as noted by the paper:   Cañon City Said To Possess Fine Museum Exhibit Cañon City Daily Record July 31, […]

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Constructing the Past

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During the construction of the Royal Gorge Regional Museum & History Center, this rusted cap and ball revolver was found. George Cowdrey, the City Engineer discovered the piece of history during the digging of the basement. There is a possibility it belonged to Anson Rudd, who owned the property and buildings behind the museum. Cap […]

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Fired Up

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Early in the history of the museum, a fire threatened the collection. Fortunately, it was a small fire that was discovered before any damage was done. Fire Menaces City Museum on Saturday Cañon City Daily Record April 26, 1930 Quick thought and action on the part of Mrs. Eleanor Keator, curator of the local museum […]

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Dedicated to History

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When the new Cañon City Municipal building opened on March 1, 1928, a dedication took place to celebrate the event. The Cañon City Daily Record reported on the event on March 2, 1928. Visitors were greeted at the entrance of the building by seven members representing the City Council and the Chamber of Commerce. Mayor […]