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Cañon City

(kăn`yən), city (1990 pop. 12,687), seat of Fremont co., S central Colo., at the mouth of the Grand Canyon of the Arkansas River (see Royal GorgeRoyal Gorge,
10 mi (16 km) long, narrow canyon cut by the Arkansas River, S central Colo., often called the Grand Canyon of the Arkansas. The gorge was discovered in 1806 by an expedition led by U.S. explorer Zebulon Pike.
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); laid out 1859 on the site of a blockhouse built (1807) by Zebulon M. PikePike, Zebulon Montgomery,
1779–1813, American explorer, an army officer, b. Lamberton (now part of Trenton), N.J. He joined the army (c.1793) and was commissioned second lieutenant in 1799.
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, inc. 1872. It is a health and tourist resort in a scenic area with mineral springs. Marble and limestone are quarried, and a variety of other minerals are found in the region. Tools and cement are manufactured. A state prison is located there.
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Canon City high officials Friday revealed "half" the school's football team and hundreds more are being investigated for their involvement in taking, collecting and distributing nude, semi-nude, or sexually inappropriate pictures of students to their classmates.
Glacier Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:GBCI) has announced a plan to acquire Canon National Bank, a community bank in Canon City, Colorado.
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The separate fire southwest of Colorado Springs forced the closure of one of the state's leading tourist attractions, the Royal Gorge Bridge, and the overnight evacuation of more than 905 inmates from the Colorado Territorial Correctional Facility in Canon City to other prisons.
Thomas More Hospital in Canon City were "morally wrong" to make that argument, even though state law does not consider a fetus a legal person.
Prior to Wells Fargo, he worked for Power Credit Union and US Bank in Canon City as a loan officer and personal banker.
KABUL (PAN): Senior Afghan prison officials returned to Kabul after completing three weeks of training at the International Corrections Management Training Center (ICMTC) in Canon City of Colorado, the US embassy said on Monday.
The company went live in October 2010and currently has a staff of five people split between Canon City and Colorado Springs.
RN, age 92, was born in Osborne KS (her family moved to/homesteaded in Canon City CO when she was two), died in Denver on 12-5-2010.
The former Congressman made the comments while campaigning in Canon City earlier this week, reports the Daily Mail.