Cañon City at one time was a city of doctors. With the combination of tuberculosis sufferers, mining towns, and a prison, there was never a shortage of work for doctors. Dr. R.E. Holmes arrived in Fremont County as a company physician for the Colorado Fuel & Iron (CF&I) Company and never left, deciding to make … Continue reading Home Sweet Holmes
(Follow the links to read the previous articles about the sister cities of Kahoku, Japan and Valdai, Russia) Cañon City has a strong link to music, which is especially noticeable in the Music and Blossom Festival held the beginning of May each year. But there is a connection to Mexico through music many people may not … Continue reading Sister Cities: Cuidad Serdán, Puebla, Mexico
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)
Jennadean Engleman was born in Cañon City on October 20, 1890 to parents Dyke F. and Jennie Patton Engleman. However, Jennadean was better known by her stage name, Bird Millman, originally of the Millman trio. The Millman trio, consisting of Dyke, Jennie, and the young Bird, was begun as a trapeze act between Jennie and … Continue reading Bird is the Word
If you are a frequent visitor to the Royal Gorge Regional Museum and History Center, you might be wondering why a new exhibit is in the place of an exhibit you saw last year or where artifacts that are no longer on display have gone. Are they no longer in the museum collection? Does the … Continue reading Here Today, Gone Tomorrow?
One wouldn’t expect a photography store and a ski shop to go hand in hand but for one former resident of Cañon City, that was exactly how they should be. Leonard Claar was born in on October 3, 1921 in Albion, Nebraska to parents Roy and Anna Claar. The family moved to Cañon City in … Continue reading Staying Focused
The Fremont National Bank had a few different homes throughout its life. The building at the corner of 4th Street and Main Street is probably the most recognizable. The words “Raynolds Bank” are emblazoned above the corner entrance. The building was built in 1882 for the Fremont County Bank and the year over the entryway, … Continue reading An Interest in Banking