Welcome To Canon City, Colorado

Welcome to Cañon City, your "gateway to adventure." Our community has a rich cultural heritage and interesting geologic history. We embrace our past and plan for an exciting future. Ours is a truly special community, with abundant recreational opportunities, vast open space from the plains to the Rocky Mountains, parks and trails, community events all year long, and of course the Arkansas River and the Royal Gorge. If you live here you know what I mean. If you are considering relocating your home or business, you will discover it for yourself. You will not be disappointed. I look forward to seeing you around town or out on the trail. Mayor Preston R. Troutman

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Book Sale and Book Signing


The Canon City Public Library Foundation is hosting its annual used book sale on Saturday, November 2nd from 10 am–5 pm. On the same day, the library is hosting a local author book sale and signing event from 10 am–2 pm. Refreshments will be served.

The Sand Creek Massacre: Its Causes and Effects

Sand Creek Presentation by Jeff Broome
Cañon City, CO—The Royal Gorge Regional Museum & History Center will hold a special program on the Sand Creek Massacre of 1864. The program will be presented by Jeff Broome, a well-published author on the Plains Indian wars in Colorado, Kansas, and Nebraska. Broome has a Ph.D. in philosophy and is a long-tenured professor – now professor emeritus – from a state community college in Metro-Denver. He is a 5th generation Coloradan with roots in Fremont and Pueblo counties back to 1859. His program will provide a Cheyenne history up to 1864 and the many events, such as the Hungate family massacre, that produced friction which led to the Cheyenne War. The program will then focus on what happened in and near Colorado as a result of the Sand Creek Massacre. The presentation will be held in the museum’s Program Room on Saturday, October 26th at 1:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

The museum and history center is located in the City of Cañon City’s former Municipal Building at 612 Royal Gorge Boulevard. The hours of the museum and history center are Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  For more information, call the museum at (719) 269-9036 or send an email to historycenter@canoncity.org.

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