Now and Then: The African-American Community in Cañon City 1902-1937

By Loretta (Stevens) Bailey Now: In searching RGRM&HC’s family files, subject files, property files, city directories, donor files, and archival photographs, I found this research fascinating.  I also found my own knowledge of these residents was very limited and sketchy. In this blog you will find demographics, occupations, residences, places of business, churches, schools, and … Continue reading Now and Then: The African-American Community in Cañon City 1902-1937

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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

Now and Then: Bumback Spring (1870’s to 1970’s)

By Loretta (Stevens) Bailey Many, many years ago a spring was naturally born to provide water for many different purposes at different times.  The source of the spring was an aquifer. As snowmelt and rainwater trickle through cracks and fractures in the rock formations, the aquifer is filled and the water table rises. The water … Continue reading Now and Then: Bumback Spring (1870’s to 1970’s)

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

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

By Loretta (Stevens) Bailey Come by the Royal Gorge Regional Museum and History Center (RGRM&HC). Walk past the replica of an Allosaurus, who is standing guard over a close-by flower garden filled with bright yellow daisies.  Stop at the north end of the garden and you will see a large green sculpture made of concrete … Continue reading Now and Then: “A Fish Pond… or A Flower Garden… or Both”?