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|Colorado (Fremont County), Canon City — Cañon City / The Gold Belt Tour — Bustling Center for Trade, Transportation, and Tourism|
During the late 18th and early 19th Century, Cañon City prospered as a trade and transportation center serving the agriculture and mining industries of the region. From its earliest days, Cañon City attracted visitors to soak in warm mineral springs, enjoy mild winters, and view the wonder of "The Grand Canyon of the Arkansas River" - the Royal Gorge. In 1929, the world's highest suspension bridge was constructed across the gorge, enhancing the ability to view this incredible . . . — Map (db m56132) HM|
|Colorado (Fremont County), Canon City — Royal Gorge Bridge|
|Highest suspension bridge in the world
Completed in seven months - Dedicated Dec. 7, 1929
Chief Engineer George Cole
Consulting Engineer O.K. Peck
This property has been placed on
National Register of Historic Places
U.S. Department of Interior
Modernization of bridge to present day
safety and engineering standards by
Wilolamb International - 1983
Muskogee, Oklahoma U.S.A. — Map (db m39304) HM|
|Colorado (Fremont County), Cañon City — 141 — Royal Gorge|
|Lt. Zubulon M. Pike and his men, who traveled through this area in November and December 1806, were the first American explorers to view the Arkansas River Canyon now known as the Royal Gorge. A small party from the Maj. Stephen H. Long expedition visited the mouth of the canyon in 1820, as did members of Lt. John C. Fremont's expedition in 1845.
In 1878 a right of way through Royal Gorge became the focal point of a bitter struggle between The Denver and Rio Grande and the Atchison, Topeka . . . — Map (db m34858) HM|
|Colorado (Fremont County), Cotopaxi — 269 — Rainbow Route / Western Fremont County|
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Completion of this road opens up a scenic paradise unequalled in any other state of the Union and unsurpassed by the scenic gems of the Wild West.
Governor George A. Carlson on the opening of the Rainbow Route, 1915
Conceived in 1911 to lure automobile tourists to this area, the Rainbow Route cost quite a pot of gold. The dirt-surfaced highway ran from Pueblo to Montrose, following old stagecoach roads and railroad grades . . . — Map (db m55639) HM|
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