Territorial Prison

Territorial Prison opened its doors for the first time on June 1, 1871 “one half mile from the business center”. The 30 acres of land had been donated for the prison by Jotham Draper, a pioneer and businessman. Anson Rudd had also offered 25 acres of his own but it had been deemed too close … Continue reading Territorial Prison

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Brookside

Brookside was incorporated as a town on May 22, 1913. The first land homesteaded in the area had actually been by a man named Sylvester Davis. In 1887 he filed a plat just north of what later became Brookside. In 1888, the town of Brookside was founded by W.D. Thatcher and Willard P. Strong who … Continue reading Brookside

Order of the First World War, Skyline Barracks No.1673. What was this organization?

In the 1962 Cañon City Directory, the World War I Veterans, Skyline Barracks No. 1673 was listed under veteran’s organizations. The commander was listed as Herbert Arbra. The president of the Auxiliary World War Veterans was Mrs. Eva White. The organization was incorporated in 1958 by the 85th congress. There was a constitution and by-laws … Continue reading Order of the First World War, Skyline Barracks No.1673. What was this organization?