A birthday celebration was held at the Fremont County Administration Building in Canon City, Colorado on November 1st. The celebration commemorated the 150th birthday of Fremont County and the 50th birthday of the Administration Building. The event was sponsored by the Fremont County Heritage Commission.
Fremont County Heritage Commission member and event hostess, Carol McNew, welcomed and introduced guests. Fremont County Commissioner Mike Stiehl gave a brief history of the Fremont County Administration Building completed in 1961. A proclamation signed by Governor Hickenlooper was read by Colorado Senator Kevin Grantham and presented to Fremont County Commissioner Ed Norden. Members of the Fremont County Heritage Commission were introduced and the Sesquicentennial Quilt hanging in the stairwell in the Administration building was admired. A special thank you went out to all who made this celebration possible. Birthday cake was then served as Spirits of the Past mingled amongst the guests.
Hostess Carol McNew and "guests"
Our own WHG&HS President and Spirits of the Past Coordinator, Margaret Storm
Several boards were on display highlighting history and photos
Wetmore and Canon City Playing Cards were available for purchase, $10.00 for a set
Commemorative envelopes with a special stamp and post mark were also available for purchase
Members of the Fremont County Heritage Commission
The Sesquicentennial Quilt created by the Royal Gorge Quilt Council. The quilt is hanging above the stairwell in the Administration Building. If you get a chance, please stop by an view this work of art in person!
Back side of quilt
Senator Kevin Grantham presenting the Proclamation signed by Governor Hickenlooper to Fremont County Commissioner Ed Norden
Proclamation August 2011 in honor of the Sesquicentennial Anniversary of the County of Fremont in the State of Colorado
Proclamation hanging in the Administration Building