New from Arcadia Publishing and local author Anne Vinnola is Cañon City. This volume is the latest in the popular Images of America series.
The Cañon City area's high points have been literal, starting with the magnificent Royal Gorge. Here the Royal Gorge Bridge crosses the Arkansas River, 1,053 feet below, as the highest suspension span in the world. The temperate weather means long growing seasons, celebrated each May by the Blossom and Music Festival. Once a commerce center supplying food, lumber, and other goods to surrounding gold towns--from Cripple Creek to Leadville--Cañon City also once was a silent-film capital, the base for hundreds of motion pictures produced after the beginning of the 20th century. Prisons and their residents have always been a huge part of Cañon City history; the first territorial prison was located here and many more prisons operate here today.
Also available is a set of 15 postcards featuring images from Cañon City. The set retails for $7.99.
***MEET THE AUTHOR***
Book Signing: 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 27 at Royal Gorge Regional Museum and History Center 612 Royal Gorge Blvd., Cañon City, CO.
Highlights of Cañon City:
• The majority of images included were donated by the Royal Gorge Regional Museum and History Center.
• Explores the history of the schools, churches, famous and infamous people through the city’s colorful past.
• Includes the history of mining for gold, silver, marble and coal and how it impacted the city.
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or
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