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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Ocedon entered the Denver market in December 2002 and owns and operates 37 Burger King[R] restaurants located throughout Denver, Aurora, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Canon City, Woodland Park, Greeley, Sterling, Longmont and Loveland in Colorado.
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.
There were both positive reports and criticism during the annual meeting for the Lincoln Park Superfund site in Canon City.
CANON CITY, Colo., Sha'ban 23, 1437, May 30, 2016, SPA -- A conductor on a scenic Colorado train filled with passengers died when she was run over by the train as it was backing up, the Fremont County Sheriff's Office said Sunday, according to AP.
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., is located about 115 miles south of Denver.
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.
The Four Mile Correctional Center in Canon City, Colo., is home to one of the country's largest herds of water buffalo and one of the largest buffalo milk operations in the country--all run by inmates.
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.