Cañon City

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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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However, before making that journey, he learned of the good climate and abundant hunting near Canon City, Colorado, and traveled there to check it out.
We picked up Domino on a warm spring day, driving to the women's correctional facility in Canon City We took turns walking him around a yard fenced with metal, and topped with shiny rolls of razor wire.
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.
Colorado police are investigating a nude-photo scandal involving at least 100 students of Canon City High School, authorities said Friday.
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey in Canon City, Colo.
Canon National Bank provides banking services to individuals and businesses in south central Colorado, with nine banking offices located in Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Pueblo West, Canon City, Colorado City, and Florence.
Glacier Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:GBCI) has announced a plan to acquire Canon National Bank, a community bank in Canon City, Colorado.
Construction on the Cotter uranium mill south of Canon City began in April 1958.
The Four Mile Correctional Center in Canon City, Colo.
Canon City, Colorado-based Portec, which was set up in 1957, offers material handling equipment that is used in airport baggage handling systems, mail and parcel handling, manufacturing, retail distribution, food processing facilities, cement plants and other applications.
One of the largest fires, the Royal Gorge Fire west of Canon City, has consumed an estimated 3,800 acres as of noon today and is zero percent contained, says the Forest Service.
When elementary school students in the Canon City Schools (CO) get fidgety, their teachers can now institute "brain breaks," thanks to new "activity decks" that provide over 100 activity possibilities.