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Canon City Record Archive

  • Canon City, Colorado
  • 18971920

About

Cañon City, located in Fremont County, Colorado, was established in 1859 and thrived in the 1860s as a stop along the way to the gold diggings in Leadville. In 1868, Cañon City was designated as the location for the territorial and, later, the state penitentiary, which opened in 1871. The Cañon City Record began as the Cañon City Avalanche in 1875 by Dr. Isaac E. Thayer. The paper was purchased in April 1878 by brothers H.M. and Saxe Cramer and renamed The Fremont County Record. In 1880, H.T. Blake bought the Record and Saxe Cramer stayed on as the local editor. Judge Wilbur B. Felton purchased the entire interest in the paper from Blake in 1883 and changed its name to the Cañon City Record. Previous to running the Record, Felton had been editor and publisher of the Saguache Chronicle. He was also a member of the Constitutional Convention in 1875, a charter member of the Colorado State Press Association, and warden of the state penitentiary. Art Frisbie owned the Record between 1892 and 1895. According to Colorado Newspapers: A History & Inventory, 1859-2000 (Jane C. Harper, Craig W. Leavitt, and Thomas J. Noel), Guy Urban Hardy, a reporter for the Record, said that Frisbie, an aspiring politician, kept an "S.A. Book--' satisfaction assured' for polite reference, in which he kept the record of those who had done him wrong."

Archive Info

  • 9,302
  • Canon City, Colorado
  • 18971920

Source Information

Canon City Record, 1897–1911 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: July 28, 2022

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Obituary for Rachel Parker

Obituary for Rachel Parker

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Martha Jane Harris Likes death

Martha Jane Harris Likes death

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Archive Info

  • 9,302
  • Canon City, Colorado
  • 18971920

Source Information

Canon City Record, 1897–1911 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: July 28, 2022