Chief Ouray, Chipeta, and the Rudds

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

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Charles C. Rittenhouse

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

Now and Then: “A Fish Pond… or A Flower Garden… or Both”? Part II

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