“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Fremont County Colorado Historical Markers

Cañon City / The Gold Belt Tour Marker image, Touch for more information
By Kevin Vincent, May 21, 2012
Cañon City / The Gold Belt Tour Marker
Colorado (Fremont County), Canon City — Cañon City / The Gold Belt TourBustling Center for Trade, Transportation, and Tourism
Cañon City 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 . . . — Map (db m56132) HM
Colorado (Fremont County), Canon City — Colorado Territorial Prison"Old Max"
The Colorado State Penitentiary, "Old Max," opened in 1871 as part of the federal prison system when Colorado was still a territory. It was built by convicts using stone quarried and cut on-site. In 1876 when Colorado achieved statehood, " Old Max" . . . — Map (db m141395) 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 By U.S. . . . — 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 . . . — Map (db m34858) HM
Colorado (Fremont County), Cotopaxi — 269 — Rainbow Route / Western Fremont County
[Side A:] Rainbow Route 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 . . . — Map (db m55639) HM
Colorado (Fremont County), Cotopaxi — The Cotopaxi Jewish Agricultural Colony 1882-1884
"Set up for yourself roadmarks...the way by which you went. Return, O virgin of Israel" Jeremiah 31:21 Nearly 70 Jewish immigrants were settled in and near Cotopaxi. Facing insurmountable challenges, the ill equipped . . . — Map (db m134127) HM

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May. 31, 2020