Cañon City and Florence are two charming old towns east of the Rocky Mountains, in Fremont County, Colorado.

Cañon City and Florence – In A Colorado Minute (308)

Cañon City and Florence
were both established around 1860. The remaining buildings from the
late 1800s make these towns so picturesque and already worth a visit.

there’s more. While Cañon City was originally established as a mining
town, it is now known for tourist attractions like the Royal Gorge and
Royal Gorge Bridge, the Skyline View Drive, and dinosaur fossils. Some
also know it for its history of prisons.

Florence became a
settlement when oil was discovered and it became the first oil center
west of the Mississippi. Today it’s known as the antique capital of
Colorado with lots and lots of antique stores. As you can see in the
video, Scott and I acquired a set of drawers that makes a perfect end
table in the retro living room of our Mod Manor.

If you pay close
attention, you’ll also see my friend Miriam Blaich walking into an
antique store. The giveaway that I actually shot these images during
week 300. Originally, I wasn’t planning on making a video of these
towns. There wasn’t enough time to get a lot of video, especially
because the sun was already setting while we were in Florence. However, I
appreciate the look of Cañon City and Florence so much that I wanted to
share them with you this week – even if it meant using more photos than
moving footage.

The music in this video is the instrumental version of the song “Adventures of the Deaf Dreamer” by Josh Woodward. This song is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 US License. Thank you, Josh. You rock!

Please check out my other videos from Fremont County:
Royal Gorge Bridge – In A Colorado Minute (Week 300)
Skyline Drive (Cañon City) – In A Colorado Minute (303)

Reynolds Bank
Cañon City, Colorado

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