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Photographer J. Melvin Affleck

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J. Melvin Affleck gave his family quite the scare in 1913 when he disappeared one night. On May 22, 1913, the Cañon City Record reported on the events. Fourteen young men responded to an alarm that was sounded 20 minutes to 11:00 PM from the electrical power plant. The men were equipped with lanterns by […]

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Hang On for a Moment!

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Today is National Hanging Out Day and while this day is actually about celebrating the benefits of hanging your clothes out on a clothesline, we decided to celebrate this day a bit differently here at the museum. Instead, we’ve decided to show you some photos of people “hanging out” on the hanging bridge in the […]