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

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Run of the Mill

When you visit a grocery store today, you don’t think too much about how your food was processed and generally don’t see the building in which it is produced or packaged. But the early settlers in Cañon City would have been able to look down the street or go straight to the door to see … Continue reading Run of the Mill

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