Imagination Fuels Innovation

You wouldn’t necessarily guess that bicycles and automobiles had much of a connection other than as a means of transportation but many early bike manufacturers also became pioneer automobile builders. In fact, many companies that still produce cars today have a history with bicycle manufacturing according to Carlton Reid, author of Roads Were Not Built … Continue reading Imagination Fuels Innovation


Make No Bones About It

Edward Drinker Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh were the leading paleontologists of the late 19th century. However, instead of working together, they were locked in a bitter rivalry for years. They raced to collect and identify more species than the other and were highly critical of one another’s work. This rivalry was eventually coined the … Continue reading Make No Bones About It

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