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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Penrose, Colorado
Location of Penrose, Colorado
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|Florence Oil Field
Alexander Cassidy dug a twenty-three-foot-deep oil well near here in 1862, making this Colorado's first oil-producing region. Cassidy and others spent nearly two decades plumbing the hollows and seeps, sure that a major . . . — — Map (db m152994) HM|
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• The Pioneer Museum in Florence highlights the town's industrial past. Ample coal and water made the town an optimal site fer processing ore shipped via the Florence and Cripple Creek Railroad. At the turn of . . . — — Map (db m153002) HM|
|When Colorado Territorial Prison opened in June 1871 just west of Cañon City, it drew a mixed reception from law-abiding locals — some daunted by the possibility of felons on the loose, others eager for the jobs and services that came with the . . . — — Map (db m152997) HM|
Destroyed by fire
and rebuilt 1930 — — Map (db m160887) HM|
|Royal Gorge Railroad War
Racing to lay the first tracks into the Colorado Rockies in April 1878, the Denver & Rio Grande and its rival, the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe, reached the Royal Gorge in a dead heat. Competing construction crews . . . — — Map (db m152999) HM|