We’re Pinning Our Hopes on You!

A holiday tradition here in Cañon City is the Cañon City Chamber of Commerce Parade of Lights. This event has taken place annually since 1989. Throughout the 1990s, logo contests were held for a design to be placed on a pin. Here at the museum we only have two of these pins; one from 1990 … Continue reading We’re Pinning Our Hopes on You!

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Another Brick in the Wall

In the early years of Colorado Territorial Correctional Facility when it was still known as the Colorado State Penitentiary, things were different than they are now. For one, many inmates had jobs in town and would return to the prison at the end of the day. For some, that job was creating bricks at the … Continue reading Another Brick in the Wall

Now & Then: A Wood Stave Water Pipeline for Cañon City 1908-1924

By Loretta (Stevens) Bailey Now:  A visit to the Royal Gorge Regional Museum and History Center will give you an opportunity to see an actual piece of the wooden water pipeline.  This extraordinary remnant is on the second floor and resting on the floor.   Across from the pipe are two retired control panels that … Continue reading Now & Then: A Wood Stave Water Pipeline for Cañon City 1908-1924

Sister Cities: Valdai, Novgorod Oblast, Russia

(Follow the links to read the previous articles about the sister cities of Kahoku, Japan and Cuidad Serdán, Mexico) When the Soviet Union disintegrated in December 1991, the world was shocked as the once major global power split into 15 separate countries. Cañon City, having already established a sister city with Cuidad Serdán, Mexico, and … Continue reading Sister Cities: Valdai, Novgorod Oblast, Russia