By Loretta (Stevens) Bailey Introduction Outside of the R.G.R.M. & H.C. are two log cabins, a stone house, an enclosed carriage, and a conglomerate rock with a plaque. The larger cabin, built in the 1860s, belonged to Anson and Harriett Rudd and held the distinction of being the first cabin in the area to have … Continue reading Chief Ouray, Chipeta, and the Rudds
Today is the birthday of Charles C. Rittenhouse, one of the most prominent architects in Cañon City. Charles C. Rittenhouse lived in the city for less than 20 years but in that time he left his mark in numerous buildings and residences he designed. Rittenhouse was born in Van Wert, Ohio in 1852 where he … Continue reading Charles C. Rittenhouse
Barber shops experienced a decline in the latter half of the 20th century but in recent years have seen an upsurge. In 2017, an article in Forbes explored this new increase. According to National Association of Barber Boards of America Executive Officer Charles Kirkpatrick, the growth of barbers is estimated at roughly 10%, on par … Continue reading A Close Shave
War broke out across Europe after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife Sophie on June 28, 1914. Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia a month later. This led to Russia mobilizing as a supporter of Serbia, which in turn led to Germany declaring war upon Russia. Germany … Continue reading The United States and World War I
By Loretta (Stevens) Bailey This is a continuation of the Marco’s Flower Garden. Part I was the news articles from the Cañon City Daily Record, 1929 to 1934 about the Museum Board of Directors and local Fish and Game Association’s undertaking of building a fish pond on the west of the building. The news articles … Continue reading Now and Then: “A Fish Pond… or A Flower Garden… or Both”? Part II
Fremont County has a long history of cowboys. From ranches to rodeos, our history isn’t lacking for events and activities tied to cowboys. In 1941, the Trail and Saddle Club was officially formed with the aim to increase interest in horseback riding and to develop bridle trails in the region. According to the February 12 … Continue reading Ready to Ride!
In spite of their inability to move on their own, many of the artifacts here in our collection have had their fair share of travels before ending their journey at the museum. Many have traveled across the ocean while others have journeyed the length of the United States. One unique item is a bowl made … Continue reading These Violin Delights Have Violin Ends